According to a statement from Nixon’s office, a state statute passed in 1989 designates July 27 of each year as a day for Missourians to honor and remember those who served in America's armed forces during the Korean War.
“Last year in Seoul, I visited the memorial to honor the Americans who gave their lives during this war, and the names of more than 900 Missourians are inscribed there," Nixon says. "The South Korean people have not forgotten the sacrifice made by Americans to keep their country free, and we should never forget their service on behalf of liberty. I encourage Missourians to particularly show their thanks and respect to our Korean War veterans on this day set aside to give them special honor."
An estimated 50,000 Korean War veterans currently live in Missouri.
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