Borough patriots didn’t forget the battlefield heroes, who made the supreme sacrifice in “The Forgotten War.”
Six caps resting neatly in a row on a table symbolized the valor of the close to 60,000 Americans who died in the Korean War, during a tribute at Cadman Plaza, marking the 25th anniversary of the end of the three-year conflict between North and South Korea, also known as the “Unknown War.”
A breakfast at the Park Plaza Diner, 220 Cadman Plaza West, preceded the commemoration, which was presented by the Korean War Veterans Chapter 171 and drew boroughites to the Korean War Veterans Plaza, off Tillary Street, where they recalled the courage of the deceased, and those who survived to tell the tale, with a somber tribute.
Hostilities between the two regions lasted from June 25, 1950 until the armistice was signed on July 27, 1953.
In addition to the Brooklyn memorial, Korean War veterans are commemorated by the Korean War Veterans Parkway in Staten Island, previously known as the Richmond Parkway until it was renamed in April 1997 by the New York State Legislature.
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