IN RECOGNITION OF THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOREAN WAR
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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        IN RECOGNITION OF THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOREAN WAR

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                        HON. WILLIAM R. KEATING

                            of massachusetts

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. KEATING. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 60th 
anniversary of the Korean War, and to honor the men and women who 
served in the United States Armed Forces during this tumultuous period 
in history.
  Our nation will never be able to fully express the heartfelt 
gratitude we have for our veterans. The debt that we owe them is 
immeasurable. Time and again, our service members have stepped forward 
to defend the freedoms we enjoy today. Without the selfless actions of 
the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and coast guardsmen in the 
Korean Peninsula, the nation of South Korea would never have blossomed 
into the model democracy and vital partner it is today. I sincerely 
thank every veteran of the Korean War for the essential role they 
played in ensuring democracy could take root in East Asia and for 
safeguarding America's allies.
  American veterans are a cornerstone of society. Past generations 
helped build up this great country and did not hesitate to come to its 
aid when asked. As we remember their brave actions, it is my hope that 
citizens everywhere take time to speak with the veterans in their 
family and community. Thank them for their service, and ask them about 
their role defending our country. Helping veterans pass on their 
priceless wisdom and memories to future generations is one of the best 
ways we can honor them today.
  Mr. Speaker, please join me in commemorating this 60th anniversary of 
the Korean War. I ask that my colleagues rise and join me in thanking 
our veterans, past and present, for the sacrifices they've made in 
service to the United States of America.

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