Wheels Of Grace Magazine

Volume 10, Issue 3

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22 | WheelsOfGrace.com | Issue 43 65 Years Later, Fallen American Soldiers of the Korean War Come Home "Today, they are known but to God. But soon we will know their names, and we will tell their stories of courage." Vice President Mike Pence Sixty-five years ago, an armis ce brought the Korean War to its close. Nearly two million American soldiers had taken up the fight, commi ng to defend South Korea and stop Communism's advance through the free world. Many of our soldiers returned home—some to their families, and some to eternal rest. But more than 8,000 American troops were simply listed as "missing" and did not come back at all. Ever since, our Na on has worked relessly to bring these soldiers home and keep our promise to leave no man behind. Un l recently, recovery efforts had been suspended for more than a decade because of North Korea's escala ng nuclear threats. This year marked a new season of hope for the surviving families of these fallen soldiers. On August 1, 2018 in Hawaii, the remains of 55 U.S. Service Members were returned Service Members lost in North Korea. The President thanked Chairman Kim for honoring his word. "Incredibly beau ful ceremony as U.S. Korean War remains are returned to American soil," President Trump tweeted. "Thank you to Honolulu and all of our great Military par cipants on a job well done." To the families of the rest of our fallen soldiers, Vice President Pence offered a solemn pledge: "We will never stop striving un l every hero lost in the Korean War is home." Photo Credits: Official White House Photos by D. Myles Cullen 65 Years Later, Fallen American Soldiers of the Korean War Come Home This final return comes a er President Trump's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore on June 12, 2018. As the President worked to secure a commitment for the complete denucleariza on of the Korean Peninsula, he also insisted on a promise from Chairman Kim to return the remains of fallen U.S. to American soil. Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Honolulu for a moving tribute to their sacrifice: the Honorable Carry Ceremony. "Some have called the Korean War the 'forgo en war,'" he said. "But today, we prove these heroes were never forgo en. Today, our boys are coming home."

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