This Day in History: End of Hostilities in Korean War



Today, June 27 is known as Korean Armistice Day. The day active hostilities ended in The Korean War, sometimes called “The Forgotten War” because of the lack of public attention and recognition for a conflict between the forces of Freedom and Communism that claimed a heavy toll in manpower and resources.

Sixty Years of Korean Armistice: One War, Two Histories, No Peace

by Carol J. Williams

On one side of the world’s most heavily fortified border, North Koreans are celebrating Saturday’s 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War with Victory Day fireworks and a military parade.

In South Korea, Armistice Day is a time for somber reflection – on the 1.2 million killed on both sides of the 38th Parallel, on the division that cleaves families these six decades later and on the long-elusive quest for a peace treaty to formally end the conflict.

Remember that over 36,000 brave American servicemen gave their lives in the Korean War, so it is especially sad that is is referred as the Forgotten War. We cannot simply FORGET the amazing sacrifice made by all those who served, fought and died for the freedom and democracy fostered and protected in South Korea, primarily thanks to the excellence of American troops.

America has always been the first to defend the freedom and autonomy of other nations, and our troops today continue to do so in every conflict they are involved in around the world.

Support our troops overseas today! We must NEVER allow our troops to be in a “Forgotten War” ever again…instead we must recognize and honor their hard work and sacrifice. SEND A PACKAGE today to help them continue to defend America and protect the spread of freedom and democracy to every corner of the globe.

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