Sunday, August 15, 2010
Korean Liberation Day
On August 15th South Korea commemorates its victory over Japan Day, which liberated Korea from Japanese rule. To celebrate the Korean American Association of Greater Cleveland hosts an annual picnic at the Brecksville Metroparks. This is a great opportunity to amerce Andrew is his culture as 300-500 Korean Americans from all over Cleveland attend.
The addition of entertainment was a nice touch this year. There were musicians, taekwondo demonstrations, bouncy houses, and karaoke. The raffle is our favorite; we won some hot pepper paste, half gallon of soy sauce and 40 pounds of rice!
I was thrilled to see the Lim's also in attendance. Matt and I escorted their daughter Joanna home from Korea in February. She was beautiful and brings so much joy to her new parents. :)
I want to extend a big thank you to the KAAGC for the warm welcome to all the adoptive families in attendance. And to our friends, the Choe / Lubin Families who spoiled my kids all day.