Four men from Chinhae, South Korea, felt right at home in Annapolis yesterday as they met with the mayor and admired the historic seaport.
"Chinhae City and Annapolis have lots of similarities," Vice Mayor Tae-Ki Cho said, speaking through an interpreter, in Annapolis' City Hall.
The delegation came to set up a sister-city relationship. Annapolis also has sister-city agreements with Kronstadt, Russia, and Dumfries, Scotland.
Mr. Cho, Byung-Yung Choi, a member of the Chinhae Assembly, and Cha-Sang Park and Young-Chan Chun, both planning inspectors, arrived in Maryland's capital Monday. The Annapolis City Council approved the sister-city relationship that night.
On Tuesday, Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins took the four-man delegation on a tour of the Naval Academy and was host of a lunch at Middleton Tavern. Yesterday, the men looked at Annapolis' historic homes and met with city officials.
Mr. Hopkins told the vice mayor that he fought in World War II in the Pacific and was recalled for the Korean War. He was in the Navy.
"It gave us more of a personal relationship," Mr. Hopkins said.
Habitat for Humanity to dedicate new home
Arundel Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the completion of another home at a dedication ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 3256 Kitty Duvall Road in Annapolis.
The home was built for the Wilkens family and replaces another house on the site.