John Diaz, Media Liaison, Chuck Johnson, Commander
Las Vegas, Nevada – Korean War Veterans Association, Las Vegas Chapter 329 held a Rose of Sharon fund raising event at the local Smith’s Market in Las Vegas on December 21,2017. The chapter members accepted donations for the chapter and offered a Rose of Sharon as a thank you. This was the first Rose of Sharon fund raising event by the chapter and they plans to have future events at different locations in the Las Vegas valley.
Mugunghwa is the national flower of South Korea, also known as Rose of Sharon. The flower’s name stems from the Korean word “mugung” which means “eternity” or “inexhaustible abundance.” The first record of the flower in Korea was 1400 years ago. The plant taxonomy classification for the Rose of Sharon is Hibiscus syriacus.