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Memorial Ceremony

Project Introduction

Memorial Service
Joint National Memorial Service

The joint national memorial service for the victims of forced mobilization by imperial Japan is a memorial program to pay respects to the souls of those who were forcibly mobilized and sacrificed as soldiers, civilian military, and manual laborers during the Japanese occupation, and to provide solace to their bereaved families.
Every September around the Korean Thanksgiving, the Foundation holds a joint national memorial service in the Memorial Park of the National Memorial Museum of Forced Mobilization under Japanese Occupation in Busan. People from all walks-of-life, bereaved families of the victims, relevant stakeholder organizations, and community members join the service, with the ceremony including a memorial performance, religious ritual, progress report, memorial speeches from the foundation Chairman, Minister of the Interior and Safety, and bereaved family representatives, a floral tribute, and incense burning.