Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WDVA Statement about Korean War Armistice Day, July 27th

Statement about Korean War Armistice Day

The Korean War, which has come to be known as “the Forgotten War,” began on June 25, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953 with an Armistice agreement.  July 27th marks the 58th anniversary of Korean War Armistice Day. The governor has proclaimed July 27th as a day of observance in Wisconsin.  

As we commemorate the end of this war, let us take a moment to remember the service, valor and sacrifice of all those who battled on the Korean Peninsula over 60 years ago.  Of the 132,000 Wisconsinites who fought in the Korean War, less than 50,000 are still alive today.  They are not forgotten.  

The Wisconsin Korean War Veterans Memorial in Plover pays tribute to service members from Wisconsin who fought, died, and those who are still listed as Missing in Action as a result of the Korean War.  We honor our Korean War veterans by remembering them with gratitude.

Donna Williams, Acting Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

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