문재인 대통령이 1일 시민대표 33인과 함께 1919년 3.1운동 당시 가장 많이 사용된 것으로 알려진 ‘진관사 태극기’와 함께 광화문을 나서고 있다.

President Moon Jae-in, first lady Kim Jung-sook and a group of 33 representatives make their way to Gwanghwamun Square on March 1 led by a giant national flag used during the March First Independence Movement in 1919.

By Jeon Han and Lee Hana
Photos = Jeon HanHyoja-dong Studio
Seoul | March 1, 2019

A ceremony to mark the centennial anniversary of the March First Independence Movement against Japanese colonial rule was held at Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square on March 1.

President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook joined 33 civic group leaders and some 10,000 guests at the event.

“We lived through the past 100 years, hoping to build a fair and just country that strives for humanity’s peace and freedom,” said President Moon.

“The next 100 years will be the time to build a greater nation for our people, without being pushed around by past ideologies. The next century will unite us in heart and mind.”

Also at the ceremony, a Republic of Korea Medal, the country’s highest order of merit, was awarded to Korean independence activist Yu Gwan-sun (Dec. 16, 1902 – Sept. 28, 1920).

President Moon’s full speech can be found at the link below.

http://www.korea.net/Government/Briefing-Room/Presidential-Speeches/view?articleId=168681&pageIndex=1

문재인 대통령이 1일 광화문광장에서 열린 ‘제100주년 3.1절 기념식’에 참석해 기념사를 하고 있다.

President Moon Jae-in gives a commemorative address on March 1 during the centennial anniversary ceremony for the March First Independence Movement in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square.

 

‘제100주년 3.1절 기념식’이 1일 광화문광장에서 열린 가운데 문재인 대통령과 1만 여명의 시민들이 만세삼창을 외치는 순간에 맞춰 공군 특수비행팀 ‘블랙이글스’가 숫자 ‘100’을 광화문광장 상공에 수 놓고 있다.

The number 100 on March 1 is written across the sky by the Korean Air Force team Black Eagles during the centennial anniversary ceremony for the March First Independence Movement in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square.

 

‘제100주년 3.1절 기념식’이 1일 광화문광장에서 열린 가운데 가수 인순이가 기념공연을 펼치고 있다.

Thousands gather on March 1 in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun Square to mark the centennial anniversary of the March First Independence Movement.

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