June 30 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's four-day summit meeting in Washington, D.C. included a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial Friday.
Moon met with President Donald Trump on Friday, after a formal dinner at the White House on Thursday evening. On Friday morning Moon joined Vice president Mike Pence for a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington. American veterans of the Korean War attended the ceremony.
Earlier in his trip, Moon visited the Quantico, Va. memorial to the Changjin Lake campaign. It commemorates the 1950 battle which stopped a southward advance of North Korean and Chinese troops at Hungnam in what is now North Korea, and is regarded as among the most intense battles of the war. Moon's parents were among the 100,000 civilians evacuated from battle site. After laying a wreath before the memorial, Moon said his country will not forget what many U.S. troops did for a country and a people they little knew.
"The Republic of Korea remembers your and your parents' sacrifice and dedication. Its memory of gratitude and respect will continue forever," he said.