“Behind Our happiness, Your Sacrifice Is Hidden.”

‘Greeting June the “Month of Defending the Country and Rewarding Veterans,” the New Life Welfare Foundation visited the Veterans Hospital in Seoul.

The Veterans Hospitals are located in five metropolitan cities such as Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, Daegu and Daejeon, where wounded soldiers and police officers, and the veterans are treated and rehabilitated; the veterans were suffering from various diseases, injury and aftereffect that they got when they fought at the risk of their lives during the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

On June 23, Chairwoman Zahng Gil-jah visited the hospital in Seoul and consoled the patients, offering comfort goods together with the fund of 5 million won (equivalent to 5,000 USD). Holding each of the thin and wrinkled hands of the warriors, she thanked and consoled them, “Thanks to your toil and sacrifice, we all people live without worries.”

The patients, who spent half of their lives on sickbeds with the disabled bodies, smiled and said, “Thank you for not forgetting us.” We were able to learn patriotism through them who had been persevering and soothing their physical pains with patriotism and pride. This visit was also meaningful in that we thought about the misery of war which is fading away in our daily lives in peace. We wish all the veterans, who sacrificed themselves for the country, to be healthy and happy.