Peterson pays tribute to Korean War Veterans on 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

Jul 1, 2010 Issues: Veterans

Congressman Peterson released the following statement on the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War:

“Last month marked the beginning of a forgotten war. On June 25, 1950 our nation, sent 1.5 million Americans to help to defend a country’s freedom halfway around the world. The sacrifices of the Korean War veterans to defend freedom and peace were not in vain.

“Sometimes we fight wars where the outcome causes people to wonder whether it was worth it. Yet nowhere is the contrast between freedom and oppression more apparent than on the Korean Peninsula today. The stakes of the Korean War are on clear display 60 years after the men and women we honor endured that brutal fight.

“As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. I would like to pay tribute to the veterans who have served in this war,” Peterson said.