Gapyeong Commonwealth War Memorial &
Gapyeong Scholarships Awards Ceremony
[25 April 2019]
AustCham marked the 68th anniversary of the Battle of Gapyeong by attending the Commonwealth Memorial ceremony in Gapyeong on the 23rd of April.
The event honoured the brave soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and Canada who fought alongside South Korea during the Korean War.
Joined by the Australian Ambassador, H.E James Choi, Korean war veterans and sponsors, AustCham honoured the legacy of those who fought by participating in a special ceremony by donating 10 educational scholarships valued at 3.25 million won to local middle and high school students from the Gapyeong community.
Each scholarship was donated on behalf of an AustCham Korea Gold Sponsor. AustCham would like to thank and acknowledge the following members and sponsors for their support of the scholarship program;
The Macquarie Group of Companies, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Pepper Savings Bank, Isentia, ReClean Holdings, Woodside Energy and Meat & Livestock Australia.
In addition, we would also like to thank John Walker, Chairman, Macquarie Group of Companies Korea and Pepper Savings Bank for making additional donations.