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Florida Honors Korean War Veterans

June 20, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a proclamation honoring Korean War veterans as part of Korean War Remembrance Day in Florida. The proclamation commemorates the 69th anniversary of North Korea’s invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950.

More than 294,000 Floridians wore the uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States during the three-year war. There are 157 Floridians still unaccounted for as a result of fighting on the Korean peninsula.

2019 Korean War Remembrance Day Proclamation, RON DESANTIS GOVERNOR, KOREAN WAR REMEMBRANCE DAY IN FLORIDA, WHEREAS, the Korean War began on June 25, 1950, with the North Korean army's invasion of South Korea; and WHEREAS, more than 1.5 million American men and women joined other United Nations forces in combatting communist aggression; and WHEREAS, more than 294,000 Floridians wore the uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States during the Korean War; and WHEREAS, 7,652 Americans remain unaccounted for after three years of fighting, including 157 Floridians; and WHEREAS, more than 124,000 Korean War veterans call Florida home today; and WHEREAS, a memorial was dedicated in Florida's capital city in 1999 to honor the noble service and sacrifice of Florida's Korean War veterans, and ensure they are never forgotten; and WHEREAS, Florida will always support our military who selflessly serve our country, both at home and abroad. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ron DeSantis, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing June 25, 2019, as Korean War Remembrance Day in Florida. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Florida to be affixed at Tallahassee, the Capital, this 25th day of June, in the year two thousand nineteen. Governor Ron DeSantis, THE CAPITOL, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399, (850) 717-9249 www.FLGov.com


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