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Cardin Measure To Add Wall To Korean War Memorial Given Thumbs Up

September 20th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Senate has unanimously approved a measure championed by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) that would authorize a Wall of Remembrance to be added to the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This addition to the current memorial, to be built without the use of public funds, would recognize individual members of the United States Armed Forces who gave their lives in theater during the Korean War, as well as the number of service members who were wounded in action, are listed as missing in action, or who were prisoners of war during the Korean War. The Wall of Remembrance may list the number of members of the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army, the Republic of Korean Armed Forces, and other nations of the United Nations Command who were killed in action, wounded in action, are listed as missing in action, or were prisoners of war.

“We honor the service and sacrifice of our Korean War veterans and hope that this expanded recognition will bring solace and pride to their families through the knowledge that their loved ones will never be forgotten,” said Senator Cardin. “The Korean War Memorial in our Nation’s Capital is a moving experience that literally reflects the veterans of what has often been called America’s ‘Forgotten War.’ I am proud to work with Senator Boozman to ensure that soon we can add the individual men and women who answered the call to serve their nation during this war.” 

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