Hoyer Statement on 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

For Immediate Release:

July 26, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement recognizing tomorrow as the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that put an end to fighting in Korea:

“Sixty years ago tomorrow, fighting on the Korean peninsula ended with an armistice that brought to a close a brief but poignant chapter in our history in which American troops and our allies once again stood in defense of democracy and freedom.  For the families of the 36,574 U.S. service members who lost their lives, let us use this anniversary as an opportunity to honor their loved ones’ for making the ultimate sacrifice.  For those veterans who served in Korea, let us join them in recalling the heroism and dedication with which they answered the call to protect our South Korean allies from the threat of Communist rule imposed by force of arms. 

“I join in observing this anniversary with gratitude to the families of the fallen and to the Korean War veterans who continue to contribute to the life of our nation, including my distinguished colleagues in Congress, Reps. John Conyers, Charlie Rangel, Howard Coble, and Sam Johnson.  Their service to our country and to the cause of liberty will never be forgotten.”  

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