It has been called the “Forgotten War”. Tucked in between World War II and Vietnam the nation doesn’t mention the Korean War very often. Americans served under horrific circumstances – 1,789,000 “in country” from 1950 to 1953. There were many casualties and wounds from a part of the world few knew little about. 36,516 were killed in action or from wounds suffered from engaging a Communist foe. Those who survived came home to raise families, work, worship and not talk about the war. There was no such thing as PTSD back then. Some bore physical scars but the emotional darkness of combat was well hidden. At the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC there is this inscription, “Our Nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.” To the Korean War Veteran we want you to know that you are not forgotten. We take a moment to say “thanks” for your service to our nation. We are challenged by your courage and the sacrifice of your comrades who never came home to remember four other words boldly inscribed on that memorial, “Freedom Is Not Free”. Again, thanks.
God Bless America,
Kosciusko Honor & Remember