“Amid twists and turns, the controversy will end with the approval of the general meeting on the 29th”
The second Statue of Peace, which was scheduled to be installed at the Korean Community Center in Atlanta, will be approved at the general meeting of the Korean Association on the 29th.
Chairman Simon Lee of the Korean Association said, “It has already been passed by the board of directors, but some former Korean presidents have objections and opinions that make the procedure an issue. It will be approved at the General meeting finally”.
Regarding the approval at the general meeting, he said, “It will be conducted by a vote for approval, not a vote for and against.”
The installation of the 2nd Statue of Peace in the Korean Center in Atlanta, which was scheduled to be unveiled at the 8.15 Korean Liberation Day celebration after passing the board of directors last July, has been fought and defended through the media with 5 former presidents of the Korean Association expressing opposition.
At the time, this conflict was reported by major Korean media outlets, including Yonhap News, and were criticized.
Upon hearing the news of the approval of the General meeting, a former official from the Korean Association welcomed it, saying, “We went through procedures such as public hearings, and once the approval process is received, it will be difficult to reverse the decision even if there are objections.”
Currently, the second Statue of Peace is sitting there after being temporarily unveiled at the Korean Community Center during the Korean Festival last September.
<By Eugene Lee>