Korean Government inviting Veterans back.

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To mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, the South Korean government is inviting veterans who fought in the war and some family members to visit the country.

The 2010 Revisit Korea Program and Peace Corps for Youth is the Asian nation's gesture to express gratitude and respect for the Americans who fought in the war from June 1950 to October 1954.

In the veterans' honor, the Korean government will pay 50 percent of all airfare to Korea for the veteran and 30 percent for family members who attend.

The program has scheduled two, five-night, six-day tours that begin with participants flying into Seoul.

The Peace Corps for Youth is open to grandchildren of veterans enrolled in college and is intended to foster future collaborations among the 21 countries that formed the United Nations' coalition that aided South Korea in its conflict with North Korea.

Help with accommodations and meals, including an official banquet, will also be offered.

The two tours, which will be conducted from April 26 to May 1, and again from June 5 to June 10, will include trips to battlefields, cemeteries and cultural events.

It is recommended that those wishing to attend begin the application process, including attaining a passport, as soon as possible.

More details and application can be obtained by calling Sunny Lee at 714-501-1412, or at sjzion@gmail.co