April 25, 2023
KDVA Presents Letter of Appreciation to ROK President
The Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) was honored to present a letter of appreciation to ROK President Yoon Suk Yeol at the “70th Anniversary of the ROK-U.S. Alliance Appreciation Lunch” hosted by the ROK Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. The lunch was part of the official ROK State Visit to the United States.
General (Ret.) Curtis Scaparrotti, KDVA Chairman and President, provided remarks highlighting the great ROK-U.S. Alliance; pointed out the might of Korea Veterans who helped build the Alliance; thanked President Yoon for his leadership, especially in defending against the North Korean threat; and publicly pledged, along with KDVA’s partner, the Korea-US Alliance Foundation (KUSAF), to support the Alliance.
General Scaparrotti said that “the Alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States is irreplaceable and entrenched in the hearts and minds of Americans and Koreans. The Alliance is irreplaceable because each person in this room has invested in making the ties between our people unbreakable. I am very thankful to lead the Korea Defense Veterans Association which stands with and supports 1.8 million U.S. Korean War Veterans, 3.3 million U.S. Korea Defense Veterans, and millions of ROK Veterans and their families.”
He further thanked KUSAF for their strong support and General (Ret.) Jung Seung Jo’s leadership as KUSAF President.
President Yoon thanked KDVA, KUSAF, and the millions of Korean War Veterans, Korea Defense Veterans, and their families for defending Korea and making the ROK-U.S. Alliance so strong.