Saturday: 60 years since Korean War ended

11:24 PM, Jul 26, 2013   |    comments
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Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the cease fire that ended fighting in the Korean War.

The US, South Korea and North Korea signed the armistice on July 27th, 1963. The Pentagon says more than 36,000 U.S. troops died, and 7,000 are still missing.

While often known as the "Forgotten War", fellow veterans and their advocates are reminding people across East Tennessee to take a moment Saturday to thank those who served.

The United Veterans of Blount County is holding a picnic to mark the end of the Korean War.

It starts at noon Saturday at the American Legion Post 13; that's on Waters Road in Maryville. Veterans and their families will gather for a cookout with cake and ice cream.

Organizers say it's an opportunity to honor and pay respect to those who served our country in Korea.


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