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60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

Delegates sign Korean Armistice Agreement in P’anmunjŏm, Korea

Delegates sign Korean Armistice Agreement in P’anmunjŏm, Korea

Washington, DC
Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Korean War spanned from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, with 5.8 million Americans serving in the U.S. armed forces and 33,686 killed in action. On Saturday, July 27—60 years after the armistice that ended the war—the Defense Department hosts a wreath-laying and ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, with tributes to Korean War veterans, recognition of United Nation allies, music by the US Marine Corps Band and US Army Chorus, and remarks by:

  • President Obama
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki
  • Interior Secretary Sally Jewel
  • Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James Winnefeld
  • Special Envoy from the Republic of Korea Kim Jung-Hoon
  • Music by the US Marine Corps Band and US Army Chorus               

Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 12:45pm (ET)

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