Korean War Armistice Day

Article by Donna Williams, Acting Secretary - WDVA

The Korean War, which has come to be know as the "Forgotten War", began June 25th, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953 with an Armistice agreement.

July 27th marked the 58th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Day. Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed a day of observance to be held on July 27th each year to commemorate the end of this terrible 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, Wisconsin pays tribute to the 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.

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs features a Web page on Korean War Armistice Day, which includes the Governor's Proclamation and information about the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

WDVA - Korean War Armistice Day

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