Republic of Korea honors America's heroes

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Speaker of the National Assembly for the Republic of Korea, Chung Ui Hwa, lays a wreath during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony to honor America's fallen at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., March 4, 2015. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson, JFHQNCRMDW)
Speaker of the National Assembly for the Republic of Korea, Chung Ui Hwa, lays a wreath during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony to honor America's fallen at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Va., March 4, 2015. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson, JFHQNCRMDW)

Republic of Korea honors America's heroes

by: Staff Sgt. Jennifer C. Johnson, JFHQNCRMDW | .
U.S. Army | .
published: March 07, 2015

WASHINGTON (March 4, 2015) -- Speaker of the National Assembly for the Republic of Korea, Chung Ui Hwa, laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery to honor America's fallen.

Ui Hwa was escorted during the Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Laying Ceremony by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general.

According to the State Department, the United States and South Korea share a long history of friendship and cooperation based on common values and interests. The two countries work together to combat regional and global threats and to strengthen their economies.

In recent years, the U.S.-South Korea alliance has expanded into a deep, comprehensive global partnership, and South Korea's role as a regional and global leader continues to grow. People-to-people ties between the U.S. and South Korea have never been stronger.

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