Korean War Veterans Honored
It's often called the "Forgotten War," but the Korean War was remembered Tuesday in Chiefland with a ceremony for veterans.
Korean War veterans who answered an advertisement and filled out an application with Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite (R) BrooksvilleÂ were presented with a special commemorative coin at the ceremony.
Brown-Waite's District Five is home to more than 120,000 veterans, the second most in Congress. Included are more than 24,000 Korean War veterans who are glad their war has not been forgotten.
"It means they still know we are around because the Korean War was really a police action and people seem to forget it," veteran Willie Watson said.
The ceremony was one of three in District Five Tuesday. Korean War veterans who received an honorable discharge can learn more about receiving a commemorative coin by contacting Brown-Waite's Brooksville office. She is holding ceremonies for each of the counties in her eight-county district.
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