Cumberland County Dedicates Korean War Memorial
Posted July 28, 2003
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Veterans of the Korean War were honored in ceremonies across the country and around the world over the weekend.
In Cumberland County, family and friends gathered Sunday for the unveiling of a Korean War monument honoring 28 local soldiers killed during the war. More than 800 North Carolina soldiers died during the three-year conflict.
Many shed tears Sunday at a rain-soaked ceremony in a small village in Korea where the armistice ending the conflict was signed 50 years ago. Services were held in many U.S. cities as well, including Washington.
In all, more than 54,000 American servicemen and women lost their lives during the war.