Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State
September 10, 2019
On behalf of the United States Government and its people, I would like to wish the people of South and North Korea, and Koreans around the world, a happy Chuseok holiday. During this time of homecoming and gift giving, of food and family, we are all reminded to pause and give thanks for the many blessings of this life.
We also take this time of contemplation to recognize the strength of our alliance with the Republic of Korea, which stands on a solid foundation of shared values of democracy, liberty and human rights, and shared interests in peace and prosperity.
Our best wishes to all Koreans and their families at this special time.