Korean War Veterans to Receive Overdue Recognition
ARLINGTON, Va. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee will be launching a nationwide awareness campaign on Veterans Day called "The Year of the Korean War Veteran" to ensure that the legacy of Korean War Veterans is fully appreciated and remembered by all Americans. In Congress, a resolution is pending to recognize and honor all Korean War Veterans.
"It is imperative that the Veterans from all services who served in the Korean War are recognized and remembered for their service and sacrifice," said Colonel David J. Clark, Director of the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee. "The goal of the Year of the Korean War Veteran awareness campaign will be to reach as many Americans as possible and educate them about the significance of the Korean War and why what happened in Korea over 60 years ago remains relevant today."
For decades, the Korean War was known as the Forgotten War and the men and women who served on the Korean Peninsula believed their sacrifices had gone unnoticed. To the contrary, the Korean War Veterans fought in one of the most important events of the Cold War era; a fact that has become more apparent over time with the emergence of the Republic of Korea as a great power and US ally.
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