President Moon Jae-in attended the Memorial Day service at Seoul National Cemetery on Thursday.
There he emphasized when it comes to patriotism there isn't a gap between conservatives and liberals.
"As long as we avoid extremes and define patriotism within the realm of common knowledge, no matter how we view ourselves - conservative or liberal we can move closer to an integrated society. I believe that is what is required to provide patriots and veterans with genuine support in our time."
Moon added that patriotism transcends class, occupation and ideology, and highlighted that sacrifices made for the nation are honorable acts that should be repaid.