Daejeon National Cemetery
The Daejeon National Cemetery (Korean: 국립대전현충원; RR: Gukrip Daejeon Hyeonchungwon) is located in Hyeonchungwon-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea. It is South Korea's second national cemetery after the Seoul National Cemetery and is overseen by the Ministry of Patriots' and Veterans' Affairs (South Korea).
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As the Seoul National Cemetery was reaching capacity in the early 1970s, on 16 December 1974 then President Park Chung-hee ordered that investigations commence for the establishment of a new national cemetery site. The Daejeon site was selected on 14 April 1976. Construction of the cemetery began on 1 April 1979 and the first burial took place on 27 August 1982. The cemetery was officially inaugurated on 13 November 1985.
The cemetery covers an area of 3,300,150㎡ and facilities include a Memorial Tower and Memorial Gate, Patriotic Spirit Exhibition Center, an outdoor exhibition space, fountains, statues, sculptures, pavilions, and Hyeonchungji, a man-made pond in the shape of the Korean Peninsula.
The Daejeon National Cemetery allows access to the public.
Baseline of usageEdit
- The President, the President of the National Assembly
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or the President of the Constitutional Court
- The person who died as a patriotic branch and the patriotic line-up in accordance with Article 4 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of independent Beneficiaries.
- Sohn Kee-chung (1912–2002), first Korean to win a medal at the Olympic Games
- Hwang Jang-yop (1923–2010), highest-ranking North Korean politician who defected to South Korea in 1997
- Choi Kyu-hah (1919–2006), fourth President of South Korea
- Lee Jong-wook (1945–2006), director-general of the World Health Organization
- Shin Hyun-joon (1915–2007), first commander of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps
- All 46 crewmembers killed in the 2010 ROKS Cheonan sinking
- Hasa (Sergeant) Seo Jeong-wu and Ilbyeong (Lance Corporal) Moon Gwang-wuk, both South Korean marines, killed in the 2010 Bombardment of Yeonpyeong
- Lho Shin-yong (1930–2019), Prime Minister of South Korea between 1985–87
- Paik Sun-yup (1920–2020), first four-star general in the history of the South Korean military
- Cemetery for North Korean and Chinese Soldiers – in Paju, South Korea
- History of South Korea
- Kumsusan Palace of the Sun – in North Korea
- List of Korea-related topics
- List of national cemeteries by country
- Patriotic Martyrs' Cemetery – in North Korea
- Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery – in North Korea
- Seoul National Cemetery
- United Nations Memorial Cemetery – in Busan
- War Memorial of Korea – in Seoul