SALUTING OUR VETERANS OF THE KOREAN WAR
Sixty-five years ago (1950-2015) almost 36,000 American military men and women died and 140,000 were wounded defending South Korea from the threat of world domination by communism. The Pascack Historical Society will honor the dead, many from the Pascack Valley, and recognize the sacrifice made by five local Korean War Veterans at a panel discussion on Flag Day, Sunday, June 14, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at their barrier- free museum, 19 Ridge Avenue, Park Ridge. Admission is free. Children are welcome in the company of an adult.
The veterans, members of American Legion Post 162 Hillsdale and Veterans of Foreign Wars ( VFW ) Post 8946 Woodcliff Lake, NJ, will each talk of their personal experiences as military men during the Korean conflict. On June 25, 1950, North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea. Two days later on June 27th with North Korean tanks situated on the outskirts of Seoul, U. S. President Harry Truman committed U.S. naval and air support to the Republic of Korea. Soon American ground forces joined the conflict, which was never officially declared a war by the U.S. Congress.
The hardships faced, courage displayed and sacrifices made by thousands of American Armed Force members to help keep South Korea from falling into the hands of the Communist north are what will be stressed during the panel discussions. Because of their efforts South Korea remains free today.
Prior to the panel discussion, attendees will be able to tour the museum and see artifacts and photos from the era. A question and answer period will follow the event. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own memories and memorabilia of the Korean era to share with others at the event
Complimentary coffee and cake will be served. For further information about the 501©3 not-for-profit Society and museum, log onto www.pascackhistoricalsociety.org or call 201-573-0307.