Korean War Veterans Day - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.

Korean War Veterans Day

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When:
July 27, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2024-07-27T10:00:00-04:00
2024-07-27T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tim Neff
4126214253

In recognition of National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, Soldiers & Sailors is hosting a special FREE event to honor and celebrate our region’s
Korean War veterans.

 

The day will include:
A 1:00 PM ceremony that will highlight Korean War soldiers who have been inducted into the Joseph A. Dugan, Jr. Hall of Valor
A special recognition of Korean War veterans in attendance during the 1:00 PM ceremony
Our new state-of-the-art Korean War exhibit
Rarely-seen Korean War artifacts from our collection

A documentary film and exhibit by Michael Sahaida featuring local Veterans of the Korean War: “Forgotten Soldiers Veterans of the Korean War”

*Please see below for more information about the film and exhibit.

To be recognized at the ceremony, registration is REQUIRED for Korean War Veterans. Registration Deadline: July 26, 2024

To Register: Please click the “register” button in top right of this page

As part of the 1:00 PM ceremony, a slideshow featuring Korean War  service members being recognized will be shown. If you wish your loved
one to be included, please email a photo along with their first and last name to Lauren@soldiersandsailorshall.org. Deadline: July 12, 2024.

FREE Admission
July 27, 2024
10 AM – 4 PM

Recognition Ceremony at 1:00 PM

Free parking is available in the street-level lot across from the museum on Bigelow Blvd.

 

*”Forgotten Soldiers Veterans of the Korean War”

A documentary film and exhibit by Michael Sahaida featuring local Veterans of the Korean War.

My life long interest in history, a fascination with bravery and chivalry – coupled with a chance

meeting with Korean War Veteran Don Allen, led to the creation of this project.

As the project grew, with each successive interview, I realized how many Veterans of the Korean

War we have here in Western Pennsylvania.

These soldiers, who grew up in the hardship of the Great Depression, and came of age in the

shadow of World War II, were called to duty in a foreign land thousands of miles away from their

homes in Pennsylvania. While they were there, the world back home not only went on without

them – it rapidly changed.

For each of these men, returning home to build a life postponed by war was extremely difficult.

And many people in their communities knew very little, if anything, about the Korean War.

Even today, many people do not understand that there was a brutal war in Korea that affected

the lives of millions of Americans.

We are better people when we understand more about the lives of those who make up our

community. We are better citizens when we understand and learn from our history. I hope this

film helps us to do that.