(WDVA Release) Washington residents are invited to pay tribute to veterans of the Korean War on Saturday, July 26, as veterans groups gather in Olympia to remember the 55th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
A special wreathlaying ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the East Capitol Campus.
All organizations and individuals are welcome to bring flowers and/or wreaths to place during the ceremony. This event marks the15th anniversary of the dedication of the Washington State Korean War Veterans Memorial.
For information and directions to the memorial, visit http://www.ga.wa.gov/Visitor/korean/koreanwar.htm
or call 1-800-562-0132 option 1.
The Korean War lasted three years, from June 25, 1950, until a cease-fire was signed on July 27, 1953. More than 500 Washington residents lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during this conflict.