The Cathedral has always been proud of its association with the Welsh Regiment and the St David Chapel which is dedicated to it. The Chapel holds various memorials to those who died in war, including a memorial stone dedicated to those who died in the Korean War. Earlier in the year Father Mark was pleased to welcome the Cultural Attaché from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea who paid homage in the Cathedral while on a visit to Cardiff.
Last week we were delighted to welcome Ms Hannah Kim, the official Ambassadress of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation in the USA. Formerly the Chief of Staff to a US Congressman, Hannah visited Wales on the final leg of a worldwide tour. Visiting over 30 countries that participated in the Korean War, Hannah has sought to preserve the stories of veterans from the War and thank them for the sacrifices made during the conflict. After visiting Welsh veterans at Maindy Barracks, Hannah visited the Cathedral to pay homage to the fallen soldiers.
Hannah said of her visit “It was the perfect ending to my visit in Wales… I was surprised and grateful when Canon Jan recognised my attendance at Evening Prayer and gave a special prayer for Korean War Veterans. I prayed for the 32 Welshmen who died in the Korean War and had the privilege of meeting Dr John Kenyon, the Cathedral Archivist who explained the background of the memorial plaque.”
You can find out more about Hannah’s journey at www.remember727.org