April 24, 2013
SUBJECT: COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS BECOMES VOLUNTEER AMBASSADOR TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOREAN WAR COMMEMORATION
College of the Ozarks has recently been recognized by the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War (KW60) Commemoration Committee as a local KW60 Ambassador.
The program, initiated in 2010, seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of Korean War Veterans, commemorate key events of the war and educate Americans about the Korean War’s significance.
The Korean War is often referred to as “The Forgotten War.” As a KW60 Ambassador, College of the Ozarks hopes to propel Korean War Veterans and their contributions to greater public awareness. It will focus on establishing a local voice of sincere appreciation for the selfless service and sacrifices that Korean War veterans made on behalf of all Americans.
“The College is humbled to play an active role in ensuring our Korean Veterans know that they are appreciated,” said C of O Executive Vice President Fred Mullinax. “We plan to accomplish this several ways in the coming months and already have an exhibit paying tribute to the Korean War and its Veterans for public viewing on display at The Keeter Center.”
The College also plans to participate in the Korean War Armistice Day 2013 in Washington, D.C., and send C of O students and Korean War Veterans on Patriotic Education Travel to Korea in October.
As part of the program, the College plans to thank and honor as many of our nation’s treasured Veterans as possible in a heartfelt, meaningful way. If you are a Korean War Veteran or know of a Korean War Veteran who may be interested in being recognized with an official Certificate of Appreciation signed by the Secretary of Defense, please contact the College of the Ozarks Public Relations office at (417) 690-2212. For more information on the official Korean War 60th Anniversary, please visit www.koreanwar60.com.