Maloney Honored to Serve as a Grand Marshal at the 38th Annual Korean Parade

Oct 6, 2018
Press Release

NEW YORK—Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) marched in the 38th annual Korean Parade and K-Town Festival with Ambassador Hyo Sung Park, leaders and representatives of the Korean American Association of Greater New York (KAAGNY), and fellow elected officials. Maloney was chosen to serve as a Grand Marshall of the parade, due to her long-time efforts to maintain peace in the region and her support of the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

 

“Today I am proud to celebrate the beauty and richness of Korean culture and the many contributions Korean Americans have made to New York. It is a great honor to be given the distinguished title of Grand Marshal at today’s 38th annual Korea Day Parade,” said Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney.

 

Background:

While serving on the New York City Council, Maloney sponsored legislation that led to the creation of New York's Korean War Memorial in Battery Park, which was formed to commemorate soldiers of the “forgotten war” and to honor those who lost their lives in the Korean Conflict.

 

In 2017, Maloney participated in an official 9-day Congressional Delegation trip to Hawaii, Japan, South Korea, and China to discuss the threat posed by North Korea. Following a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Maloney joined Reps. Ann Wagner (MO-02) and Mike Gallagher (WI-08) to introduce the Leverage to Enhance Effective Diplomacy Act, which would impose strict sanctions on any entity doing business with North Korea and block those entities from the United States financial system.

 

Congresswoman Maloney supports South Korean efforts to maintain peace in the region and calls for aggressive diplomatic efforts and tougher sanctions to peacefully resolve the North Korean nuclear threat. 

 

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