A monument has been erected in Kyrgyzstan to honor the late Mrs. Choi Elena, wife of the late Dr. Choi Jae-hyung, who led the anti-Japanese independence movement in Korea.
The Independence Activist Choi Jae-hyung Memorial Foundation held a ceremony today to unveil the monument at the site where Mrs. Choi’s remains were exhumed from the Bishkek Cemetery in Kyrgyzstan to be returned to Korea.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Choi Jae-hyung Memorial Organization and descendants.
An official from the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan said that they plan to return the remains to their homeland on the 7th after holding a ceremony on the 4th.
The Ministry of National Veterans Affairs will set up a national memorial space at the Hyeonchungwon Memorial Hall in Seoul on the 12th, and will hold a combined funeral ceremony for Mr. and Mrs. Choi on the 14th, the eve of Liberation Day.
Choi’s remains have not yet been found, 먹튀검증 but the ministry submitted an amendment to the National Cemetery Act to the National Assembly in January this year to allow martyrs without remains or bodies to be buried with their spouses’ ashes in the same grave, and the law came into effect after the National Assembly passed it on March 18.