Korean Bell Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony June 27


June 22, 2010
OPA 123/10

News Highlights

  • Event will be held at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.
  • Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War.
  • First Korean Bell Garden in North America will be dedicated.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 27, at 2 p.m. for a Korean Bell Garden at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. June marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War.

In addition to a traditional Korean pavilion with a large handcrafted cast-iron bell weighing more than 10 tons, the garden will include a trail, terraced stones and two ponds with a connecting water channel.

Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony include:

American and South Korean veterans also will be in attendance. The bell garden is sponsored by the Korean American Cultural Committee and the Korean government.

The Board of Supervisors designated June 25 as Korean War Remembrance Day in Fairfax County. The Korean War brought together the forces of 16 nations and featured the first use of United Nations troops and fully integrated U.S. Armed Forces.

The bell garden is sponsored by the Korean American Cultural Committee and the Korean government.

For more information on the event, contact the Hunter Mill District Office at 703-478-0283.

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