Remembering the Veterans
Gov. Jay Nixon, right, placed a memorial wreath at the Korean War Memorial in Krog Park Saturday and then paused for a silent prayer for those military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in the 1950-53 war. He was escorted from the speakers’ platform by Terry Sullentrup, center, of the VFW and Lloyd Hardin, left, of the local chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association. Sunlight breaking through the trees illuminated the pavers in front of the memorial.
The program was in observance of the 60th anniversary of the cease-fire in the Korean War, which was July 27, 1953. More than 300 people attended. Missourian Photo/Jeanne Miller Wood.
Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:00 pm
Veterans of “America’s Forgotten War” received a homecoming Saturday morning in Washington that was 60 years in the making.
A crowd estimated at over 300 people gathered at Krog Park to hear veterans, political leaders and representatives from South Korea pay tribute to those who served in the Korean War on the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:00 pm.