PITTSBURGH, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — StarKist Co., headquartered on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, and its parent company, Dongwon of Seoul, South Korea, are proud to announce their long-standing commitment to the local Korean War Veterans of Western Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Station Square, the company, as part of StarKist’s 100th Anniversary celebratory year, will host its annual luncheon to honor area Korean War Veterans who served so valiantly in what has been called “The Forgotten War.”
“Freedom is not free and the Korean War Veterans of Western PA are heroes,” said Andrew Choe, StarKist President and CEO. “These veterans have given much to protect and preserve freedom for the United States and South Korea. We appreciate this opportunity to show our appreciation for their service and sacrifice.”
As part of the program, the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) of Western PA will present Service Award of Merit medals to a group of Boy Scouts, ages 11 -14, representing Troop 437. The troop continues to dedicate hours of service, cleaning and beautifying the Korean War Memorial on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.
Dedicated in 1999, the memorial honors the spirit and sacrifice of the brave men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces during the Korean War (1950-1953). North Shore-based StarKist Co. recruited the Boy Scouts in 2016 to help the aging members of KWVA by assisting StarKist’s volunteer team charged with ongoing routine clean-up of the site.
About StarKist Co.:
StarKist Co. is a food company that provides trusted, healthy, and shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. An industry innovator, StarKist was the first brand to introduce StarKist single-serve pouch products, which include Tuna Creations® and Salmon Creations®. As America’s favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, consumer trust and a commitment to sustainability. StarKist’s charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.
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