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Vietnam, Korean vets recognized [UPDATED]

Published 9:32am Friday, September 28, 2012 Updated 11:34am Friday, September 28, 2012

The Department of Defense’s Thursday ceremony was an important reminder for us to be grateful to all who have put their lives on the line in service to this country. Any chance to honor the men and women of the armed forces is a chance well worth taking.

The Korean War is not as immediate as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, not as controversial as the Vietnam War and not as well-documented as the World Wars, but it is important all the same.

Unlike some of the United States’ other attempts to battle Communism, the Korean War ultimately did stave off the threat and helped to establish a free South Korea, one that has triumphed through adversity and become an important ally to the U.S.

The efforts of the DoD should be lauded for bringing these accomplishments and sacrifices to light once again. The people who served in Korea are an important part of national and international history, and they should be recognized.

With that in mind, The Journal also thanks the local veterans of the Korean War, as well as other local veterans and those currently serving. You are important, and we are proud to live and work among people such as you.

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