Toast by the President at a Luncheon Given in His Honor by Prime Minister Huh Chung of Korea
Mr. Prime Minister, Your Excellencies, friends:
In the short span of its independence the Republic of Korea has provided inspiration to those engaged in the common struggle against Communist aggression.
This inspiration springs from the courageous and selfless attitude which the Korean people have displayed both in times of conflict and in times of uneasy peace. They have proved their readiness to die for those principles under which they desire to live. May their example give heart to those of every land who dedicate their lives to the defense and independence of country, and to the strengthening of representative government.
Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you to join with me in a toast to His Excellency, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.
Note: The President proposed the toast at 1 p.m. at a luncheon at Kyung Mu Dai, the official residence of the Prime Minister.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Toast by the President at a Luncheon Given in His Honor by Prime Minister Huh Chung of Korea Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234891