WHEREAS, the State of Alaska is thankful for the continuation of strong international relations with the Republic of Korea and appreciates the Korean community’s many contributions to the economic and cultural diversity of the Last Frontier; and
WHEREAS, the Korea Consular Office in Anchorage is a sign of the commitment between the citizens of Alaska and the Republic of Korea to maintain strong ties; and
WHEREAS, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines facilitate international trade between Korea and Alaska by providing essential air cargo links, and Korean Air is building Alaska’s visitor industry by providing seasonal air charter passenger services; and
WHEREAS, this day provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the longstanding, mutually beneficial trading partnership that accounts for hundreds of millions of dollars of our state’s exports of seafood, mineral ores, forest products, energy, and much more; and
WHEREAS, Koreans and Korean-Americans have made significant impacts to Alaska’s culture and history, and with deep gratitude, we celebrate those contributions and look forward to the continued strengthening of the bond between Korea and Alaska.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim June 26, 2021 as:
Korea-Alaska Friendship Day
in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans and Koreans to recognize and celebrate our strong international ties of friendship, culture, and trade appropriately.