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S. Korea commemorates 10th year of President Kim Dae Jung's passing

김대중 대통령 10주기 추모행사 전국 곳곳에서

S. Korea commemorates 10th year of President Kim Dae Jung's passing

 

A series of commemoration events were held nationwide on Sunday in memory of former President Kim Dae Jung.

 

For the memorial ceremony held at Seoul National Cemetery, political leaders, government officials and other citizens, including National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee Sang and Prime Minister Lee Nak Yon, attended.

 

Memorial events were also held in Gwangju and Jeollanamdo, his home and political foothold.

 

In Gwangju, a memorial ceremony and a special lecture session was held at the Kim Dae Jung Convention Center.

 

Also, in Jeollanamdo, a commemoration and a memorial concert was held at his birthplace in Shinans Haeuido.

 

Kim, a longtime liberal leader and pro-democracy fighter, led the country from 1998 to 2003. He died from complications from pneumonia on August 18th, 2009, at the age of 85.

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