Today is the 66th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement, which effectively ended hostilities of the Korean War. The armistice agreement was signed on July 27, 1953, by representatives from the US, UN, North Korea, and China, and it was designed to “ensure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved.”
In 1954, it was suggested that an actual treaty should be signed, but that has never been achieved. The armistice agreement was not signed by South Korea, but it established the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a ceasefire, and the repatriation of prisoners of war.
In honor of those who served in the Korean War, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay are Korean War Veterans.
Thank you for your service.
Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay
Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.
It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with as much information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.
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