July 27, 2018 is the 65th anniversary of the armistice that brought peace, of a sorts, to the peninsula of Korea. Today, in honor of this anniversary, it was announced that the North Korean government is releasing the remains of U.S. soldiers who died during this “forgotten war”.
As a veteran, from a family that has served for three generations in the military, it saddens me that we still have so many POW/MIA soldiers. One hundred transit caskets were delivered to the DMZ in June, 2018, and they will be recovered on this day. Some families will be relieved to know where there loved ones are, at last; some will continue to wonder.
On this day, think of the blank check these soldiers signed for our country. These soldiers, 37,000 died and 7,800 remains are unaccounted for, deserve to be remembered. I hope you will join me, today, in a moment of silence for those who fought and are now remembered.