Whether or not you are one of the 250,000 people per year that tour the Pentagon, the Department of Defense is giving Americans one more reason to visit.
On June 18th, members of the DoD 60th Anniversary Committee officially welcomed a new permanent Korean War exhibit to the Pentagon. The exhibit in in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice with a special ribbon cutting one month before the 60th Anniversary Signing of the Armistice event on July 27th.
“This exhibit is a testament to the hundreds of thousands of our nation’s men and women who answered the call of duty and served in the military during the Korean War,” said Colonel David J. Clark, the Committee’s Director. “I believe that unveiling the exhibit today to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice and our Korean War Veterans accentuates the importance of recognizing all who served during the Korean War as we approach the 60th Anniversary capstone event next month.”
The committee worked with Korean War Veterans to conceptualize the Korean War exhibition that includes photographs, videos, weapons used during the War, and other items. The display will include individual sections that highlight women in the Korean War, medical and technology advancements, and show how the military was integrated during the War.
“Our mission is to honor Korean War Veterans, commemorate the war, and educate the American public about the War and the sacrifices made by the Veterans,” said Colonel Clark.
On July 27th, “Heroes Remembered”, a major event to honor thousands of Korean War Veterans and commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Signing of the Armistice, will be held at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Korean War Pentagon Exhibit, the July 27th commemorative event, a Korean War Veteran’s oral history, and obtain other information about the Korean War, visit the website at www.koreanwar60.com