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Governor Signs Annual Korean War Armistice Day Proclamation

July 26, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the annual Korean War Armistice Day Proclamation, honoring the state’s Korean War veterans and commemorating the 66th anniversary of the end of the war. More than 124,000 Korean War veterans currently reside in Florida.

More than 34,000 Americans were killed in action during the war, with approximately 103,000 wounded and more than 7,800 missing, including more than 150 Floridians.

RON DESANTIS, GOVERNOR. KOREAN WAR ARMISTICE DAY IN FLORIDA. WHEREAS, July 27, 2019, is the 66th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which brought an end to the Korean War; and 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 brave American men and women, joined by other United Nations forces, gave their all to combat Communist aggression and free the world from tyranny; and WHEREAS, more than 294,000 Floridians wore the uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States during the Korean War; and WHEREAS, 577 Floridians were killed during the Korean War, paying the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our country remains the land of the free; and WHEREAS, more than 124,000 Korean War veterans call Florida home today; and WHEREAS, a memoriai was dedicated in Florida's capital city in 1999 to honor the noble service and sacrifice of Florida's Korean War veterans; and WHEREAS, our Korean War veterans will never be forgotten, and their heroic actions are etched in the pages of our glorious history; and WHEREAS, Florida wilt always support our men and women in uniform who have defended our Nation's timeless truths and great freedoms. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ron DeSantis, Govemor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing July 27, 2019, as Korean War Annistice 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 27th day of July, in the year two thousand nineteen. THE CAPITOL, TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32399. 850-717-9249, www.FLGov.com


For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!
Veterans in Florida, call the Florida Veterans Support Line at 1-844-MyFLVet (693-5838) or 2-1-1.