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South Korean metallurgists presented commemorative plaques to veterans of the Korean War

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POSCO has been delivering thanksgiving plaques to veterans abroad since 2013 and produces medals dedicated to people of national merit.

South Korean metallurgists presented commemorative plaques to veterans of the Korean War

Jong-Woo Choi, CEO of South Korea's largest steel company, POSCO, presented plaques of thanks to 3,700 veterans from 16 countries to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.

Countries that fought in the Korean War include the United States, England, Turkey, Australia, Canada, France, Thailand, Netherlands, Ethiopia, Greece, Colombia, Belgium, Philippines, New Zealand, South Africa, and Luxembourg.

In order to pay tribute and express gratitude to the veterans of the Korean War, last year, POSCO began to prepare celebrations. Despite various restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the plaques were handed to veterans along with face masks and hand sanitizers.

Plates were created from POSCO stainless steel using PosART technology - environmentally friendly color inkjet printing. The following message was engraved on the tablets in eight languages: "No one is forgotten, you will always be remembered." Although the Korean War is called the "Forgotten War," the inscription on the plaques demonstrates POSCO's determination to never forget these veterans.

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