Mission Statement: To honor and recognize the veterans with special emphasis on honoring the Korean War veterans and inspiring America's future leaders.
2 Corinthians 9:6 (KJV)
But this I say, he which soweth sparingly shall reap sparingly, and he which soweth
bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
For KC Bertling, a native of the Republic of Korea, sharing a hot meal with Korean War veterans was her childhood ambition. Finally in 2006, KC and her husband Sam had the golden opportunity to join with a local Korean restaurant owner in hosting their first Korean War Veterans luncheon for six veterans and two spouses.
The Korean War luncheon program grew beyond anyone's expectations as they continue to host annual lunches paid out of their own pockets. As a result of many prayers and with consideration of increasing expenses as attendance grew with each year, the Legacy 4 Korean War Veterans Foundation came to life as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in January 2011.
In November 2012, Sam and KC sponsored nine Korean War veterans and three guardians to “Revisit Korea” with an all expenses paid trip. All nine veterans who took this trip to revisit Korea shared their testimonies on how this trip brought a profound impact to their lives and healing for the war-torn memories from more than six decades ago.
Honoring the Korean War veterans is the foundation's primary goal, as these veterans have been practically forgotten by society. It is the founders’ determination to continue to honor Korean War veterans as often as possible, while inspiring America’s future leaders.