- Title: South Korean President marks the countryâ€™s Memorial Day
- Date: 6th June 2017
- Summary: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (JUNE 6, 2017) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** SOUTH KOREA'S MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY IN PROGRESS/ SCREEN ON STAGE SHOWING SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN SHAKING HANDS WITH PARTICIPANTS MOON SHAKING HANDS PARTICIPANTS PAY TRIBUTE SOUTH KOREAN NATIONAL FLAG FLYING AT HALF MAST VARIOUS OF MOON, HIS WIFE KIM JUNG-SOOK, SOUTH KOREAN OFFICIALS AND PARTICIPANTS WALKING TOWARDS THE MEMORIAL TOWER MOON, KIM AND PARTICIPANTS PLACING THEIR RIGHT HAND OVER THEIR HEART SOUTH KOREAN HONOUR GUARDS STANDING MOON, KIM AND PARTICIPANTS WALKING MOON AND KIM (RIGHT) BOWING AND TAKING THEIR SEATS PARTICIPANTS SITTING MOON BOWING AND WALKING TOWARD PODIUM
- Embargoed: 20th June 2017 05:50
- Keywords: Memorial Day Moon Jae-in President South Korea
- Location: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- City: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016K535MT
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: South Korea's President Moon Jae-in attended the 62nd Memorial Day ceremony on Tuesday (June 6) to commemorate the South Korean men and woman who died during battle.
During a speech, Moon asked the people to show a spirit of patriotism and unity. The 62nd Memorial Day falls less than a month after Moon's presidential victory which was expected to end months of political turmoil.
Memorial day remembers primarily soldiers who fought in the 1950 Korean War. Twenty-one countries sent around two million troops to fight, 140,000 of them were killed or wounded, Seoul's had said.
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