The 60th Anniversary of Korean War Commemoration Committee's mission is
the service and sacrifice of Korean War Veterans, American service members, and their allies who fought heroically to preserve Freedom.
the key events of the war. The Korean War was the first “hot” conflict of the Cold War and includes both historic battles and offensives as well as important technological and medical advances.
the American people about the significance of the Korean War. The Korean War is often referred as “The Forgotten War.” The events and battles of the war are little known by the American public today. The committee seeks to further the public’s awareness of the history and impact of the Korean War.
The commemorative program may include activities and ceremonies to achieve the following objectives:
- To thank and honor Veterans of the Korean War, including members of the Armed Forces who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States.
- To thank and honor the families of Veterans of the Korean War for their sacrifices and contributions, especially families who lost a loved one in the Korean War.
- To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Korean War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.
- To pay tribute to the sacrifices and contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Korean War.
- To provide the people of the United States with a clear understanding and appreciation of the lessons and history of the Korean War.
- To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Korean War.
- To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Korean War.
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