Today, July 27, marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice Agreement for the Restoration of the Korean State. Signed in 1953 in Panmunjom, South Korea, this agreement ended the Korean War.
Near the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial occupies a stretch of grass near a wooded section. Emerging from the trees, statues of U.S. Army soldiers are suspended in a state of walking through the brush.
The Library has several collections related to the Korean War, which ended 80 years ago today. Browse the Korean War propaganda collection in the Korea Section of the Asian Division or look through the Veteran’s History Project collection on the experiences of those who served.
You can learn more about Asian American veterans, including Korean Americans, in this Story Map detailing their legacies.
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