Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter voted yesterday in favor of the Korean War Veterans Recognition Act. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives, would require that the American flag be displayed at half-staff on federal buildings on National Korean War Armistice Day.
“This bill recognizes the tremendous sacrifices of the 6.8 million Americans who served during the Korean War,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “My uncle was in the Korean War and I am pleased that Congress honored him and all of the other Korean War veterans.”
The Korean War, which has been called the “Forgotten War,” lasted only three years, yet the U.S. suffered 54,246 casualties and more than 8,000 POW/MIAs still remain.