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C of O Unveils Korean War Memorial

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. -- Some call it the forgotten war. But today, College of the Ozarks remembered the men and women of the Korean War.

A ceremony was held in Patriots Park on the school's campus, with a special unveiling of a Korean War Memorial statue. The dedication invoked applauds and tears. 

Hundreds of people gathered on the lawn around the perimeters of the park, to pay homage to the veterans of the Korean War. The ceremony started with shots fired from a U.S. war tank and ended with the unveiling of the statue, which depicts soldiers who have lost a brother in arms. Finally, there was a rose ceremony to remember the one thousand Missourians who lost their lives during the war.  

Kenneth Koeppen, a Korean War Veteran from Detroit, Michigan attended the ceremony.

“I think this is wonderful because finally we are not the forgotten war. It’s been a sore spot with us for many years.”

“I think we Americans take too much for granted, said Jerry Davis, President of College of the Ozarks, "And not only have the Korean War veterans not received the attention they deserved, but it’s definitely true of the Vietnam veterans.”

Davis says they're planning to put together a "War on Terror" memorial as well.

 


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