• PANMUNJEOM, South Korea -- The Republic of Korea army Soldiers demonstrate Taekwondo during the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission annual Spring Reception at the Demilitarized Zone in Panmunjeom, South Korea, May 16. The reception was held as a testament to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission and its ally's commitment to and desire for peace. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara E Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

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    PANMUNJEOM, South Korea -- The Republic of Korea army Soldiers demonstrate Taekwondo during the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission annual Spring Reception at the Demilitarized Zone in Panmunjeom, South Korea, May 16. The reception was held as a...

  • PANMUNJEOM, South Korea -- Children from Freedom Village perform Korean traditional music during the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission annual Spring Reception at the Demilitarized Zone in Panmunjeom, South Korea, May 16. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

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    PANMUNJEOM, South Korea -- Children from Freedom Village perform Korean traditional music during the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission annual Spring Reception at the Demilitarized Zone in Panmunjeom, South Korea, May 16. (U.S. Army photo by Spc...

Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman
210 FA BDE Public Affairs

PANMUNJEOM, South Korea --The Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission invited delegates and ambassadors from all over the world to join them in their annual Spring Reception at the Demilitarized Zone of the Joint Security Area in Panmunjeom, South Korea, May 16.

The committee comprised of Swiss and Swedish representatives hosted a luncheon for their guests with fare both domestic and international provided by their dining facility.

Food on the buffet table ran the gamut of traditional American sides like macaroni and cheese, to the less familiar territory of reindeer and moose meats, not forgetting to pay homage to Korean kimchi.

The reception is held as a testament to the NNSC and its ally's commitment and desire for peace.

"Our commitment will never wane and our desire for peace will never cease," said Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commanding general of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea command. "Here's to the NNSC."

After their meal, attendees were treated to a combat Taekwondo demonstration by the Republic of Korea Soldiers, followed by a drum performance by children from Daeseong-dong, or, Freedom Village.

As guests pulled away from the JSA in their vehicles, the flags attached to them waved in the wind, marking the NNSC Spring Reception as a truly international affair.

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