Ceremony to mark anniversary of Korean War armistice

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn. The public is invited to pay tribute to Korean War veterans and mark the 63rd anniversary of the armistice of the war with a solemn ceremony July 27.

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn. The public is invited to pay tribute to Korean War veterans and mark the 63rd anniversary of the armistice of the war with a solemn ceremony July 27.

DEARBORN – The public is invited to pay tribute to Korean War veterans and mark the 63rd anniversary of the armistice of the war with a solemn ceremony July 27.

The ceremony begins 9 a.m. at the Korean War Living Memorial outside the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

A wreath will be placed at the memorial by Korean War veterans to pay respect to the 26 men from Dearborn who died during the war, as well as all those who served.

Korean War veterans, their families and the public are invited to attend. Following the tribute, refreshments will be served at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 51 Hall, 6117 Chase Road.

The Korean War, known as the “Forgotten War,” took place June 1950 to July 1953. According to most estimates, more than 36,000 Americans died during the war, 103,000 were wounded, and 8,177 were listed as missing in action. Over 5 million Americans served in the war.

Dedicated in 2001, Dearborn’s memorial includes three Red Baron crabapple trees and a granite rock with a commemorative plate.