The Korean War, or “The Forgotten War”, lasted for about three years in the early 1950’s.
On this day in 1953, an agreement was signed and the fighting ceased. Groups around the country, including VFW Post 1836 in Lufkin, are remembering this day.
The post’s quartermaster served in Korea on the USS St. Paul, which fired the last salvo of the war just two minutes before the armistice was signed.
He plans to keep this war and the lives lost in everyone’s memory.
“A lot of people just don’t remember much about the Korean War because it seems like the other wars take precedent over this,” said Jack Green a Korean War Veteran. “But we had 33,625 Americans killed in that war and it should never be forgotten.”
The VFW will honor the memory of the combatants of the war tonight, with many Korean War veterans in attendance.