Korean War Legacy Project

2021 World Congress of Teachers of the Korean War (US)


The Korean War Legacy Foundation is honored to host the 2021 World Congress of Teachers of the Korean War to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the war. The conference for US teachers will be held at a special event in Washington DC from July 26-28th.  The sessions will include special commemoration ceremonies, including special remarks from an MPVA Representative, a historical lecture on the war and its significance, training on an oral history library of veteran interviews, case studies of materials on the Korean War, and presentations on the unique contributions of UN Nations.

Because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, US teachers will attend in-person and teachers from other coalition member nations will attend the conference online.  Space is limited and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  PLEASE NOTE:  We will follow all required COVID-19 precautions mandated at the time of the conference

On Day Two of the conference US teachers will be joined digitally by teachers from the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • India
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United States

Teacher Qualifications


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 8th, 2021

Apply Now

Sessions Will Include

Tentative Schedule for US Teachers

Sunday, July 25th

Arrival:  Evening reception (optional)

Monday, July 26th

Tuesday, July 27th

Travel & Meals

Expectations & Notes

All attendees are required to recruit one veteran or veteran’s family member to create a profile on THE 22.

The 22: Korean War International Legacy is a global community of Korean War veterans, their family members, scholars, historians, and educators intent on honoring veterans from the 22 countries that served in the Forgotten War. As heirs of their legacy, our goal is to preserve and share their stories, educate the public about the War, and come together as a community of peace and healing.

  1. Recruit one veteran or veteran’s family member to create a profile that recognizes a Korean War veteran.
  2. Profiles must be completed by July 25th.
  3. Profiles should include detailed information and if possible photographs.

About the Conference Host

The Korean War Legacy Foundation (KWLF) is a USA based, registered non-profit that focuses on assisting teachers, students, and the general public in understanding the origins and outcomes of the Korean War, the challenges that soldiers faced while fighting it, and its rich legacy promoting democracy and freedom in the world today, which is exemplified by South Korea’s simultaneous achievement of rapid economic development and substantive democratization in late 20th century. The KWLF is proud to announce that it has completed oral histories of 22 Korean War participating countries which are available on the foundation’s website, www.koreanwarlegacy.org.


This conference is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the Republic of Korea.

If you have any questions, please contact: Bobbie Downs at kwlfprograms@gmail.com.