HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County officials and local community leaders came together this week at One Bergen County Plaza for the annual Bergen County Korean American Day celebration.

Established by Congress, Korean American Day celebrates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the U.S. 116 years ago, as well as the contributions of Korean Americans to American communities in the years that followed. Bergen County, one of the most diverse counties in the state, is home to approximately 60,000 people of Korean descent.

During the celebration, Bergen County recognized local Korean American community leaders and organizations for achievements and dedication to Bergen County.