"Welcome Home" ceremony held for Korean War veterans
PLOVER (WAOW) -
Korean War veterans were honored in Plover Sunday, on the 60th anniversary of the armistice.
The "Welcome Home" ceremony took place at the State Korean War Memorial and recognizes veterans and those who died overseas.
Event coordinators said more than 800 Wisconsinites died in that war.
Organizers said the ceremony has been taking place since 1995 and draws hundreds of people each year.
"It's just a wonderful way to pay tribute frankly, not only to those who served in the Korean War and their families but also to all our veterans whether they're serving today in Afghanistan or just all our military services," said Village of Plover Administrator, Dan Mahoney.
Organizers said many Korean War veterans consider the memorial a second home.
One Army veteran we talked to said being there and watching the ceremony was an emotional experience.
"This is a very nice memorial, and I'm proud of the folks who made it possible," said Veteran, Harold Johnson.
Organizers said more than 50 Korean War veterans took part in Sunday's ceremony.