70th Anniversary Korean War Armistice Day


Courtesy of Allan Jones

Above: Allan Jones (left) who receives the Republic of Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal from Consul General Shin Chae Hyun of the Republic of South Korean for his service as a Navy Corpsman during the Korean War.

Each year, the President of the United States issues a proclamation announcing July 27th as a day of national observance in honor of Korean War veterans and their families. There are observances of this day on military bases, at military cemeteries such as Arlington National Cemetery, and more informal observances held in America, South Korea, and elsewhere to commemorate the 70 Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Day.

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