August 15th marked the 78th anniversary of Korea’s Liberation Day, and celebrities took to their social media accounts to honor the occasion by sharing photos of the Taegukgi (Korean national flag) waving proudly.
Leading the charge, stars like G-Dragon, Sandara Park, Han Seung-yeon, Kim Hee-sun, and Dex posted images of the Taegukgi on their SNS profiles, reminding their followers of the significance of Liberation Day. Kim Hee-sun’s post was accompanied by the heartfelt caption, “The day we regained our light, I will never forget.” Dex, a former UDT member, expressed his respect and gratitude for the sacrifices of patriots and national heroes, making today’s Republic of Korea possible.
Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun shared a series of photographs taken at the Dosan Ahn Chang-ho Memorial Hall, coupling them with the words, “Thank you for safeguarding our nation. Long live the independence of Korea.” Song Il-kook chose to unveil a picture from five years ago, taken on a previous Liberation Day, along with the message, “Spring of 2018, captured at the Heyri Lee Joon Memorial Hall. Long live the Republic of Korea!”
In a distinct show of commemoration, Song Hye-kyo made a significant contribution by donating 10,000 copies of a guidebook about independence movement historical sites to the Korea Studies Center at the University of Hawaii. Collaborating with Korean promotion specialist and Sookmyung Women’s University professor Seo Kyung-deok, the guidebook is available in both Korean and English. It encompasses the rich history of the Korean independence movement in Hawaii, spotlighting key locations such as the Honolulu Korean National Association Main Hall, the Korean Residents Association Building, and the Oahu Korean Cemetery.
Well-known as a “donation angel,” Sean joined the ‘815 Run’ campaign to aid the descendants of independence activists. Running an impressive 81.5 kilometers, his effort was met with applause and appreciation, highlighting his commitment to preserving the legacy of Korea’s struggle for independence.