Little Angels will visit South Africa
The Little Angels of Korea’ will visit South Africa from the 20th to the 24th of September. The world famous ‘Little Angels’ (Children's Folk Ballet from Korea) will perform on the 23rd from 7 - 9 pm at the Sandton Convention Centre. They will perform in beautiful, colorful, traditional clothing, with songs dancing and drums. This performance is part of a worldwide tour to each of the 16 U.N. nations that sent troups to Korea in 1950 and is meant to thank and honour the Korean War Veterans. Family, friends, and those who took part at other peace missions are all welcome! Click here to register online
'To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, Korea and its citizens wish to send their sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation to each of the 16 U.N. nations. They also wish to take this opportunity to proclaim to the world that freedom and independence are very precious gifts that should never be taken for granted. Such a proclamation is their duty, their honor, and their responsibility. Truly, they wish to bow down to the spirit of those soldiers (domestic and abroad) who sacrificed and gave their lives for the cause of freedom and independence'.
About the Little Angels
The Little Angels group is a Korean children's performing arts group that spreads Korean traditional arts throughout the entire world in a goodwill mission of peace and art. They are well-known worldwide as singing and dancing angels, and as little delegations of good-will and friendship.
The groupe is chiefly made up of girls aged 9 to 15 whose professional level of dancing and singing has inspired audiences across the world for the past five decades. They have performed at the White House, the U.N., Buckingham Palace, and the Kremlin. They have danced and sung for 40 heads of state, made more than 500 television appearances, and presented more than 6,000 performances overall.
About the Korean War
On August 15, 1948, the Republic of Korea was established with a Constitution to guarantee its citizens equal rights, the right of individual freedom, and the right of individual happiness. Throughout the war that began on June 25, 1950, the Korean people faced very difficult and challenging circumstances. Nevertheless, their strong resolve and patriotic spirit guaranteed their national sovereignty, their freedom, and their human rights. Even after the fighting stopped, they had to overcome incredible obstacles and hardships. Today they stand as one of the strongest, most prosperous and wealthy democratic nations in the world.
The Korean people know that their survival and subsequent prosperity is nothing shy of a miracle, and they have never forgotten that if the American President Harry S. Truman had not made the decision to send American soldiers when the Korean War broke out, the Republic of Korea might not even exist today.
Following America’s initiative, 15 other U.N. member nations sent their soldiers to assist South Korea. An additional 5 nations assisted by providing medical units, and another 20 nations supplied other much-needed materials and assistance. The Korean War marked the first time in history that one nation’s freedom and independence were protected under the banner of the U.N. flag.
Together with America, 15 other nations paid a great price with their blood, sweat, and tears, many even giving their very lives. The Republic of Korea has been built on the foundation of these heroic soldiers’ sacrifices. Their precious blood still cries out from their graves today. The Korean people shall never forget the debt that they owe.
To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, Korea and its citizens wish to send their sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation to each of the 16 U.N. nations. They also wish to take this opportunity to proclaim to the world that freedom and independence are very precious gifts that should never be taken for granted. Such a proclamation is their duty, their honor, and their responsibility. Truly, they wish to bow down to the spirit of those soldiers (domestic and abroad) who sacrificed and gave their lives for the cause of freedom and independence.
We are told that there are still several hundred thousand Korean War veterans living in America and across the world. Since most of them are already approaching their senior years, it is necessary to move this project forward as quickly as possible, otherwise the Korean people will lose their opportunity to offer their comfort and appreciation to them and their families. The Korean people wish to offer a tribute to all U.N. Korean War veterans, and want them to know that their sacrifices were not made in vain.
Click here for more information on the Korean War 60th Anniversary Memorial Project
Click here for reports on previous performances