Title : Commemorative Postage Stamp for the 25th anniversary of Korean Veteran's day
Stamp Serial#
1055 
KPC#
C-758 
MICHEL#
1081 
StanGib#
1282 
Scott#
1061 
Date of Issue
05/08/1977 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
KVA Banner and the three armed Services' TYPICAL equipment 
Designer
Chun, Hee Han 
Image Area
23mmí┐33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing &Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
May 8,1977, marks the 25th anniversary of Korean Veterans Day.

The Korean Veterans Association was activated in Pusan City, the wartime capital, on February 1.1952, while the Korean war was still going on, by a group of veterans who had fought in the war. and the association officially joined the World Veterans Federatjion(WVF) on May 8, 1961, and was elected as a council member of MVF. With the Promulgation of the law concerning the Korean Veterans association later the same ear, the KVA came to be officially chartered. On June 8. 1965, the state Council, in commemoration of KVA's affiliation with the MVF, decided to designate May 8 as Veterans Day, retroactive to 1952.

Today, the Association boasts a total membership of 3.5 million, and anyone shall be qualified for membership in the KVA who served in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Reserve Forces of The Republic of Korea, with such service having been completed with honorable discharge or retirement.

Under the slogan "Let's construct our country with perspiration, the country we have preserved with blood", all veterans are taking the lead, as the vanguard, in the national reconstruction and the establishment of an all-out national defense posture. The association conducts veterans welfare services such as vocational guidance and relief services of the distressed to enhance friendship among members, and other social services in support of Saemaul (New Community ) Movement. It also operates some business projects to establish a self-reliance foundation. All the members of KVA dedicate themselves to the promotion of national prestige through strengthening friendly relations and close cooperation among world veterans organizations and through launching The U.N. Korean War Veterans Revisit Program.

The Ministry of Communications, in observance of the 25th Korean Veterans Day, is issuing a commemorative postage stamp in honor of the KVA, in the hope that all its members will further exert themselves in the effort for enhancing our national prestige in the international community of nations, at the same time devoting themselves to the modernization of our fatherland.