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Jul 27, 2012
|Korean War Memorial Washington, D.C. |
This is also the anniversary of the Presidential Proclamation of July 27, 2010 as National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day by President Barack Obama.
At the Arlington National Cemetery, Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. spoke during the wreath laying and remembrance ceremony held at the cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Memorial Amphitheater.
This day, he said, is a time to honor and remember “those whom we lost, those who are still missing, and those who came home and are here today, whose efforts along the 38th Parallel, and along the Korean Peninsula six decades ago, helped prevent the spread of tyranny.”
Winnefeld pointed out the impact of the Korea War on Americans, as he said many “with no personal connection to this struggle” have walked around the “spine-tingling” Korean War Memorial and felt the presence of the 50,000 Americans who died in the conflict.
“For every warrior who served, there is a precious set of memories...inspiring us all to recommit ourselves and to ensure that those who served in this so-called ‘forgotten war’ are never forgotten,” he said.
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"What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in crises, others make the decision." ~Jeanette RankinRankin was the only member to vote against declaring war on Japan in 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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