Vermont National Guard Museum Celebrates Korean War Veteran Appreciation Day

The Vermont National Guard Museum held a special event Saturday to honor Korean War veterans, marking the anniversary of the invasion of North Korea more than 70 years ago. The event presented a brief history of the war, including the effects it had here at home and abroad. Attendees had the chance to hear from veterans and their experiences from their time in service. Korean War veteran John Roach says it was great to be recognized and to share some wisdom with younger generations. your duty,” Roach said. David Warren, a staff volunteer with the Vermont National Guard Museum, says preserving history is crucial. “It’s great to give back because we’re losing these veterans,” Warren said. “There are very few World War II veterans, a few more Korean War veterans. We lose them every day and so the ability to just say thank you listens to them.” Museum officials say it is important to preserve the history and stories of those who served, ensuring they are never forgotten.

The Vermont National Guard Museum held a special event Saturday to honor Korean War veterans, marking the anniversary of the invasion of North Korea more than 70 years ago.

The event presented a brief history of the war, including the effects it had here at home and abroad.

Attendees had the chance to hear from veterans and their experiences from their time in service.

Korean War veteran John Roach says it was great to be recognized and to share some wisdom with younger generations.

“I was hoping they would have learned something from it, that patriotism is there and when the country is in trouble, you have to get up and do your duty,” Roach said.

David Warren, a staff volunteer with the Vermont National Guard Museum, says preserving history is crucial.

“It’s great to give back because we’re losing these veterans,” Warren said. “There are very few World War II veterans, a few more Korean War veterans. We lose them every day and so the ability to just say thank you listens to them.”

Museum officials say it is important to preserve the history and stories of those who served, ensuring they are never forgotten.

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