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Arkansas' Korean War Veterans to be Honored

About 50 Korean War Veterans in Arkansas will be honored Wednesday morning.
LITTLE ROCK, AR- For the first time, the State of Arkansas will honor Arkansas' Korean War Veterans during a ceremony Wednesday Morning.

About 50 Korean War Veterans who served between 1950 and 1953 will be coming from all over the state to be recognized. Secretary of State Mark Martin and his staff put together an exhibit at the State capitol, which includes memorabilia, maps and documentaries from the Korean War.

"Our Korean-Americans, our friends from Korea, they're excited about this. The Korean War is often known as the Forgotten War and we put this on working with the Department of Veterans Affairs. They honor the Veterans that served at that time."
 
The commemorative ceremony is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the State Capitol Rotunda. The exhibit will be open from noon Monday until noon Friday. The Capitol will be open to visitors from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
The events are a joint project of the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office, the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs and the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies/Central Arkansas Library System.
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