First Lady Yumi Hogan to Receive Order of Civil Merit of the Republic of Korea

First Lady Yumi Hogan to Receive Order of Civil Merit of the Republic of Korea

Per the state of Maryland:

On Tuesday, November 24, First Lady Yumi Hogan will receive the Order of Civil Merit of the Republic of Korea—the nation’s highest and most prestigious civilian honor—during a ceremony at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C.

The First Lady is one of the first Korean Americans from the Washington Metropolitan region to receive a Camellia (Dongbaek) Medal—the top third grade of the Order of Civil Merit.

“As a first-generation Korean American and the first Korean American First Lady of any state, I have made it my mission to bring different generations of Korean Americans together, to connect Korea and Maryland, and to promote the value and beauty of Korean culture and heritage,” said the First Lady. “Our success is thanks to the many Korean Americans in Maryland who have kept our community’s legacy alive, and our partners in Korea who share special friendships with our state.”

Full press release can be seen here.

Recent Stories

“More Snow, Chance For Blizzards” – FOX5 “Big Winter” – NBC4 “More snow this winter than any other season over the last 5 years” – ABC7 “Above Average Snowfall For Entire DMV” –…

Per the Maryland Attorney General’s Office: Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown has joined a coalition of 17 other Attorneys General supporting California’s efforts to restrict the capacity of firearms…

Per Montgomery County: “Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council are recognizing the contributions of Civil Right legend Rosa Parks by proclaiming the month of December as…

Per MCPD: “Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Financial Crimes Section are investigating an identification fraud and attempted theft that occurred on Friday, November 24, 2023, at…


Subscribe to our mailing list