"Commemorating Unknown Heroes"
The Korean National Military Symphony was founded in 2010 to boost the morale and satisfy the cultural appetites of the soldiers while becoming a supporting body for national events. It is the first and only national military orchestra actively working for military diplomatic relations and cultural diplomatic mission.
For the US concert tour of the Korean National Military Symphony, the agency in America, performers that joined in America and many instruments were set in motion. Although they were worried about their first performance at South Mesa Club since they didn't even have the time to adjust to the local time, it was successful. Their tour that started in South Mesa Club continued on to the Royce Hall at UCLA in LA and the eve and the opening performances of the LA Korean Festival.
Their performance on the Midway Aircraft Carrier is unique because it's the first performance ever to be carried out on the aircraft carrier. The Midway Aircraft Carrier was launched just a couple of months before the World War II ended and after its last mission in Kuwait in 1991, it has become the Naval Aviation Museum in San Diego after 47 years of hard work. Although every member of the orchestra was tired, they were excited for their last performance on the aircraft carrier. Because the performance was held outdoors, the weather was their first concern. But fortunately they were able to perform under the clear autumn sky and their performance won the audiences' hearts as soon as it began. The First Marine Division, the US Marine Corps, the veterans that participated in the Battle of Jangjin Reservoir and the Korean War, and local Korean-Americans were all touched by the performance of the Korean National Military Symphony, and they couldn't leave even after the concert was finished in ruminating about the meaning of their UC concert tour.