Korean War (1950-1953): Annual commemoration ceremony for the Luxembourgish volunteers
After North Korean forces invaded South Korea in 1950, Luxembourg as well as sixteen other nations followed the appeal of the United Nations (UN) by providing assistance to South Korea in the form of combat troops. On September 26, the Staff of the AMNHM, altogether with 3 luxembourguish veterans of the Korean conflict, family members of gone veterans, a representative of the Luxembourg Army, the Korean Defense Attache, and a representative of a Korean association in Luxembourg gathered in the courtyard of the MNHM to pay homage to the 85 Luxembourgish volunteers who were selected for combat duty to contribute to the reestablishment of peace in the Far East. It is exactly 65 years ago that Corporal Roger STUTZ (+ 22/08/52) and Sergeant Robert MORES (+ 26/09/52) died at the front. Coincidence? On the same day in 1950, United Nations troops recaptured SEOUL, the South Korean capital, from the North Korean invaders.
One of the major missions of the MNHM is to sustain collective remembrance and to express gratitude to those who engaged in the defense of peace, liberty and human rights. We owe respect and gratitude to all 85 men serving their country on foreign soil, but this year our thoughts are with Roger STUTZ and Robert MORES who paid the ultimate sacrifice for a noble cause.
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