Session 2000
Effective: March 22, 2000
Substitute for SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 1634

A  Concurrent  Resolution recognizing the Korean War Memorial in Wichita as an
official Korean War Memorial of the state of Kansas.

      WHEREAS,  Thousands of Kansans served in the Korean War so that
the Republic of South Korea would remain a free country; and

      WHEREAS,  During the Korean War, 476 Kansans either were killed
in action, died while in captivity, taken prisoner of war or classified as
missing in action; and

      WHEREAS,  The state of Kansas gives tribute to all of the Kansans
who served in the Korean War; and

      WHEREAS,  The Kansas Korean War Memorial Association, a non-
profit Kansas corporation, has been the moving force behind efforts to
establish a Korean War Memorial in Veterans Memorial Park in Wichita,
Kansas; and

      WHEREAS,  The Memorial will be dedicated as a Korean War Me-
morial on July 27, 2000; and

      WHEREAS,  Donations are still being accepted by the Kansas Korean
War Memorial Assn., P.O. Box 4223, Wichita, KS 67204-0223 to help
finance the Memorial; and

      WHEREAS,  Bricks inscribed with the names of persons making do-
nations for the Memorial will be installed along the sidewalks surrounding
the Memorial; and

      WHEREAS,  It is appropriate to honor the Korean War veterans from
the state of Kansas by recognizing the Korean War Memorial in Veterans
Memorial Park in Wichita, Kansas, as an official Korean War Memorial
of the state of Kansas: Now, therefore,

      Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-
resentatives concurring therein: That the Kansas Legislature recognizes
the Korean War Memorial in Wichita, Kansas, as an official Korean War
Memorial of the state of Kansas; and

      Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to pro-
vide 20 copies of this resolution to Robert Pinkstaff, President, Kansas
Korean War Memorial Association, 1928 South Cooper Ct., Wichita, KS
67207, for distribution to the appropriate Korean War Veterans organi-
zations.