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Military: Korean War

This is an image of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

"They went not for conquest and not for gain, but only to protect the anguished and innocent."

They suffered greatly and by their heroism in a thousand forgotten battles they added a luster to the codes we hold most dear: duty, honor, country, fidelity, bravery, integrity..."

- William Sessions, former FBI director and a veteran of the Korean War

Begun in the shadow of World War II, waged in a faraway land, and concluded not with the enemy's surrender but with a negotiated armistice, the Korean War gave Anericans little to remember and a lot to forget. But for the 1.5 million U.S. men and women who served there and the families and friends of those who did not return, the Korean War could never be the Forgotten War.

The end of the Cold War has brought renewed interest in the conflict that helped determine its course and has generated a new appreciation for the contribution of those who left home and homeland to aid in the struggle against aggression.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in Korea, for their struggles and sacrifices under trying circumstances in service to their country and the cause of freedom.

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