60th Anniversary of Armistice Agreement that ended Korean War
Washington, D.C. (WSYR-TV/CNN) - Saturday is the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean War.
The war started in June of 1950 when the North Korean Army invaded South Korea.
It officially ended on July 27, 1953 when the agreement was signed making it the longest negotiated armistice in history. It included 158 meetings over the course of two years.
In a ceremony at The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., President Obama said "Korea taught us that as a people we are stronger when we stand as one. On President Truman's orders our troops served together in integrated units and the heroism of African-Americans in Korea and Latinos and Asian-Americans and Native Americans advanced the idea [of] 'If these Americans could live and work together over there, surely we could do the same thing here at home.'"
The ceremony also included wreath-laying ceremonies and special tributes.
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