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Honoring Korean War veterans

North Dakota is considered one of the most patriotic states in the 50 states. One group who shows its patriotism is the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot where today an event is being held at 2 p.m. for Korean War veterans and their families, and anyone else who would like to attend.

“The Forgotten War: Korea,” being held in the air museum’s Flying Legends Hangar, is a program to honor those who served during that wartime.

We do not know yet how many Korean War veterans and their families will be at the program today but expect there will be quite a few.

Historical information explains this war was the first military action of the Cold War. It started with the June 1950 invasion of South Korea by North Korea, and ended in July 1953.

Several million men and women served in the military during the Korean War including a number of them from North Dakota.

But this war has often been called “the forgotten war” because of the lack of attention it received compared with World War I and II and the Vietnam War.

Programs like the one being held today hopefully will comfort anyone who felt the Korean War was a forgotten war.

Thank you to all the veterans who served during the Korean War along with others who have served in the U.S. military or are currently serving.

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