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Project to be Launched to Find the Bereaved Families of the National Liberation Activists
Date 2005-06-28 오전 10:01:36 View 2035
On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Liberation, the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs is launching a project to find the bereaved families of the National Liberation Activists that have yet to be found. Once new bereaved families are confirmed, the Ministry will hand over the orders of merit for national foundation given to persons of merit for national liberation activities. The orders of merit for national foundation have so far been managed by the government.

Under the subtitle"You, too, can be the descendant of persons of merit for national liberation activities", the project is hosted by the MPVA, the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (MOGAHA) and the Donga Ilbo (daily). In order to boost participation in the project, the MPVA has released the list of persons of merit for national liberation activities through the pop-up of its web site (www.mpva.go.kr) since June 1, and the MOGAHA (www.mogaha.go.kr) and Donga Ilbo (www.donga.com) will also post the list on their web sites soon.

The MPVA will verify bereaved families with personal information, family registers, family tree books and liberation activity records of persons of distinguished services to independence being made public. Once they are proved to be the bereaved families, the MPVA will send them the orders of merit for national foundation awarded to the persons of merit for national liberation activities.

In addition, those who are confirmed as direct descendants or grandchildren of persons of merit for national liberation activities will be registered in the bereaved family list and receive a variety national merit rewards, pursuant to the Act on the Honorable Treatment of Persons of Distinguished Services to Independence.

Currently, the MPVA is planning to establish an exhibition hall to display the orders of merit that have yet to be sent to bereaved families. Meanwhile, it also plans to publish a book that records remarkable services of people who devoted themselves to the national liberation but are not rewarded yet.


Kim, Chee-ho(International affairs)
kimcheeho@yahoo.com

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