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Commemorate the Korean War armistice

On Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m., a special ceremony will be held at the Virginia War Memorial to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. This event is free and open to the public.

From the Virginia War Memorial:

Join us as we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in the V.M.I. Hall of Honor. Admission is free, the public is invited, and we especially encourage all Korean War veterans to attend. Co-hosted by Chapter 143 of the Korean War Veterans of America (KWVA), the ceremony will include remarks by KWVA Chapter Commander John Thomas, an invocation and benediction by the Reverend Young Ho Lee of the Richmond Korean Presbyterian Church, and the presentation of medals to members of KWVA Chapter 143 by the Republic of South Korea. The Virginians at War documentary film, “Hill Fights,” will also be shown. The ceremony will conclude with the laying of a remembrance wreath in the Memorial’s Shrine of Memory where the names of the 932 Virginians who were killed in action in Korea are engraved upon its walls. A public reception will follow the formal program.


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