photo courtesy of Seo Kyung Duk, via Chosun Ilbo
An ad thanking countries that sent troops to support South Korea during the Korean War began running on Monday on a Times Square billboard, just in time to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the war, which is this Friday.
The 30 second ad shows the numbers of the troops sent by the 16 countries, and will air 350 on the CNN News billboard for two weeks, according to Seo Kyoung-duk, the organizer of the campaign and a visiting professor at Sungshin Women’s university.
“On the occasion of the Korean War 60th anniversary, we wanted to look back at the meanings of war and especially express our gratitude to the soldiers who fought in the war,” said Seo to the Korea Times.
The ad will also air on a billboard in New York’s “Koreatown,” on West 32nd Street.