July 1998 marked the 45th anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended the KoreanWar, which lasted from 1950 through 1953. To mark the anniversary, President Bill Clintonproclaimed July 27 a national day of recognition to commemorate the more than 37,000U.S. service personnel who lost their lives during the war
Today, America pauses to observe the 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War — a conflict that defined a generation and decided the fate of a nation.
Most of all, we remember those brave Americans who gave until they had nothing left to give. No monument will ever be worthy of their service, and no memorial will fully heal the ache of their sacrifice. But as a grateful Nation, we must honor them — not just with words, but with deeds.
This anniversary marks the end of a war. But it also commemorates the beginning of a long and prosperous peace. In six decades, the Republic of Korea has become one of the world’s largest economies and one of America’s closest allies. Together, we have built a partnership that remains a bedrock of stability throughout the Pacific. That legacy belongs to the service members who fought for freedom 60 years ago, and the men and women who preserve it today.
So to all our American families and friends, Happy National Korean War VeteransAarmistice Day!!
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