Korean War Veterans Honored in Belfast

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Wreaths have been laid in Belfast to mark 70 years since the Korean War armistice. The event was organized by the Royal British Legion, and it was attended by veterans, members of the Korean community in Northern Ireland, and local dignitaries.

Albert Morrow, who served in the Korean War, laid a wreath on behalf of the veterans. He said that he thought about soldiers who were killed or taken prisoner of war “all the time” and that it was important to remember their sacrifice.

Capt Basil Singleton, who also served in the Korean War, said that he was thinking of his comrades who died during the war. He said that the armistice was a “bittersweet” moment, as it marked the end of the fighting, but it also meant that the war was not over.

The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea, with the United States and its allies supporting South Korea and China and the Soviet Union supporting North Korea. The war began on June 25, 1950, and ended on July 27, 1953, with an armistice.

The armistice created a demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea, and it remains in place today. The war was a bloody conflict, and it is estimated that over 2.5 million people were killed.

The event in Belfast was a reminder of the sacrifices that were made during the Korean War, and it was an opportunity to honor those who served.

Here are some additional details about the event:

  • The event took place at the cenotaph on the grounds of Belfast City Hall.
  • The wreaths were laid by veterans, members of the Korean community in Northern Ireland, and local dignitaries.
  • A minute’s silence was held to remember those who died in the Korean War.
  • A speech was given by Albert Morrow, who served in the Korean War.
  • The event was organized by the Royal British Legion.

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