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National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: July 27, 2019

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Presidential Proclamation 2017:

“On National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, we honor the patriots who defended the Korean Peninsula against the spread of Communism in what became the first major conflict of the Cold War. We remember those who laid down their lives in defense of liberty, in a land far from home, and we vow to preserve their legacy.

“Situated between World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War has often been labeled as the ‘Forgotten War,’ despite its having claimed the lives of more than 36,000 Americans. The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when North Korean forces, backed by the Soviet Union, invaded South Korea. Shortly thereafter, American troops arrived and pushed back the North Koreans. For 3 years, alongside fifteen allies and partners, we fought an unrelenting war of attrition. Through diplomatic engagements led by President Eisenhower, Americans secured peace on the Korean Peninsula. On July 27, 1953, North Korea, China, and the United Nations signed an armistice suspending all hostilities.”

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Key Stats:

Source and References: U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstracts of the United States, 2005 to 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; and U.S. Department of Veterans Aff­airs. Note: The 1980 Census was the first to ask veteran status of both men and women.

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Note: The infographic above is cropped at the bottom and the Korean War is highlighted. Click on the image to see the full PDF.

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From Topics > Population > Veterans: Detailed data on veterans are collected for several U.S. Census Bureau surveys and are used for policy analysis, program planning and budgeting of veteran programs.

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Source: 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates.

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