Jul 28, 2018
July 27, 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.
The Korean War began June 25, 1950 with the North Korean army's invasion of South Korea. On July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed ending the war, now officially recognized as Armistice Day. At 10 a.m. that day, in Panmunjom, 18 official copies of the tri-language Korean Armistice Agreement were signed. The signing of the agreement marked the end of the longest negotiated armistice in history with 158 meetings spread over two years and 17 days.
Today at the National Korean War Veterans Memorial, we honored and remembered the 54,246 U.S. Soldiers and 628,833 United Nations Soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice.
Engraved on the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington D.C., is the solemn statement. 'freedom is not free'.
A privilege earned, the price paid with lives, freedom is most certainly not free.