DAWVC marks 60th anniversary of Korean War armistice

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
Dearborn veterans George Harvey (left), Arman Alviani, Tom Houle, State Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood and keynote speaker U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin shown before the ceremony begins.

DEARBORN – The Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council marked the 60th anniversary of the armistice agreement ending the hostilities of the Korean War at a ceremony July 26 at Henry Ford Centennial Library.

Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. and U.S. Rep. John Dingell joined other dignitaries to honor veterans who had served in the war, those still missing from the war, and all who died, especially the 26 men from Dearborn. The conflict spanned June 1950 to July 1953.

The ceremony is organized each year by a committee
of the DAWVC, led by John Ruselowski, who served in the war.

Dearborn’s annual ceremony began in 2001, during commemorations marking the 50th anniversary of the war.

The city, under O’Reilly’s direction, provides
support for the ceremony each year.

Keynote Speaker Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin grew up in Dearborn and was the grand marshal at the city’s 2010 Memorial Day Parade.