PTP Seoul Chapter recognized for inspiring support
April 4, 2013
YONGSAN GARRSION -- Yongsan thanked People to People Seoul chapter members for the sincere help they have been giving for United States Force Korea, during a luncheon, Mar. 28.
PTP is an international nonprofit organization established by President Dwight. D. Eisenhower to achieve worldwide improvement of human rights and peace. Seoul chapter of PTP was founded in 1965, starting on Chuncheon chapter. Since then, PTP Korea has been a good supporter of USFK.
Changyu Yang, the president of PTP Seoul Chapter, commented on how USAG Yongsan was recognized as an Army community of excellence, and how it has developed through cooperation with the Korean community. Yang promised continued active support.
"It is very nice to meet garrison commander Masley, and staff members of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, getting a chance to socialize with all of you." Yang said. "Since the beginning of Seoul chapter, we have been doing our best to provide appropriate support in order to enhance the Korea-U.S. alliance and we plan to do so for the future too."
Before the luncheon, Col. Michael. E.Masley, the garrison commander of U.S. Army garrison Yongsan, spoke about the international situation surrounding the Korean peninsula.
"I believe everybody here is well aware of the situation here," Masley said. "Under circumstances like this, the alliance between Korean and the U.S. needs to be stronger than ever before. Fortunately, we do have some good neighbors such as the PTP Seoul chapter, and I hope that relationships like this will be ongoing."
According to Masley, Yongsan plans to continue as a good neighbor of Korea and Seoul. Community activities including volunteer works or joint recreational events with Seoul are expected in the future.