:: KAARI - Korean-American Association of Rhode Island ::

The 99th Commemoration of the March 1 Independence Movement was held in the auditorium of the First Korean Church in Rhode Island at 2 pm Sunday, March 4, 2018.


Following pledge allegiance to the Korean flag, sing the national anthem, and observe a moment of silence, Kim Ji-sun at the URI read the Declaration of Independence of Korea.


President Monica Lee recalled the old poetry, "will the spring coming even in the lost fields?" Next, Boston Consul General Yonghyun Kim read the South Korean President's message.


For the special lecture "Recall of Independence Movement of March 1 and Our Commitment", Dr. Choongsi Lee, spoke about the Movement, the Declaration of Independence, and the painful struggle. Lastly, Jeongwook Jeong, Chairman of the RI Korean Senior's Association, shouted three times for "Long live Korean Independence!"


After the commemoration ceremony, there was a social dinner with prepared Korean food at the Church. We want to express our gratitude to all of you who attended the commemoration ceremony and the First Korean Church, who hosted the service and the dinner.








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