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.

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