Today marks the 64th anniversary of the end of the Korean War – July 27, 1953.
Providing a wreath for the Memorial was a task we were honored to assist with.
Approximately 30 people gathered this morning for a brief commemoration ceremony at the North Shore Korean War Memorial marking the anniversary of the end of what many call “the forgotten war.”
The Korean Conflict began in 1950 when 75,000 troops from North Korea invaded South Korea. The United States, along with a number of allies, including Russia, rushed to defend the people of South Korea. The mission of our brave servicemen was “to protect and preserve freedom in Korea.”
In light of the recent aggressive actions of North Korea, we are reminded again that “freedom is hard earned, needs to be protected, and is not free.”
The Korean War Memorial, located on the North Shore between PNC Park and Heinz Field, near the river, was dedicated in 1999. It was built using 1.2 million dollars which was raised by volunteers with the Korean War Veterans of Western Pennsylvania.
The Memorial is a beautiful tribute to our unsung heroes who fought to keep us and others safe and free.