Korean War anniversary remembered in Punchbowl ceremony

There were ceremonies Thursday, including one at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, to mark the 65th anniversary of the Korean War.

The war started on June 25, 1950, when North Korean tanks invaded South Korea. The U.S. stepped in to help fight for the South.

“Sixty-five years ago, just five years after World War II, our men and women were once again called upon to defend freedom on a faraway land,” said keynote speaker Lt. General Anthony Crutchfield. “We remember not just the deeds of those American lives los,t but the sacrifice made by the Korean soldiers and the people of Korea.”

The Korean War ended in 1953, which resulted in the demilitarized zone, also known as the DMZ, between the north and south.

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