Hundreds of people converged on Ossian Hall Park in Annandale Aug. 9 for Korean Cultural Heritage Night, featuring music, dance, drumming, a martial arts demonstration, and food. It was also an early celebration of Korean Independence Day on Aug. 15, which commemorates Korea’s liberation from Japanese rule.
|The International New Praise Academy youth orchestra, based in Centreville.|
|Leon Kim, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, and Jason Lee, a senior at Fairfax High School, performed in a traditional drumming group.|
|These students won an essay contest about Korean independence activist An Chang-Ho.|