Korean War Veterans Day

Submitted by David Czysz on Tue, 07/18/2023 - 09:00
Korean War Veterans Day

The Muskego American Legion Post 356 will be celebrating the National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day on Thursday July 27th at 5:00 pm at the Muskego Library.  We want to extend a special invite to our Korean War Veterans and to any other Korean war vet you know.  Anyone interested can attend.

The Korean War ended in an armistice on July 27, 1953. The National Korean War Veterans Memorial was finished and dedicated 42 years later, on July 27, 1995. That same day, President Bill Clinton signed an amendment to U.S. Code Title 36 declaring July 27 as Korean War Armistice Day.

From 1950 to 1953 the United States joined with United Nations forces in Korea to take a stand against what was deemed a threat to democratic nations worldwide. At war's end, a million and a half American veterans returned to a peacetime world of families, homes and jobs - and to a country reluctant to view the Korean War as something to memorialize. But to the men and women who served, the Korean War could never be a forgotten war.

The passing of four decades had brought a new perspective to the war and its aftermath. The time had come, in the eyes of the nation, to set aside a place of remembrance for the people who served in this hard-fought war half a world away. The Korean War Veterans Memorial honors those Americans who worked and fought under the most trying of circumstances, and those who gave their lives for the cause of freedom.