Updated: 7/28/2013 10:32 am
On July 27, 1953, an armistice agreement to end fighting after three years in the Korean War was signed. Saturday marked the sixtieth anniversary of that day - which is why our very own veterans were remembering.
People from all over the Crossroads gathered to honor all those who fought in the Korean War Saturday morning at the memorial in Greenbelt Park.
The event included a prayer service followed by guest speaker Victoria County District Attorney and veteran Stephen Tyler. It was concluded with the tradition playing of taps.
Almost 1.8 million U.S. troops served in the Korean War; nearly 37,000 American soldiers were killed in the Korean War with nearly 8,000 still missing in action.
Veterans say it's important to remember all veterans - living and deceased.