Tester, Baucus honor Korean War veterans

Saturday marks 60th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

(Washington) – Montana Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester are working to honor Montana’s Korean War veterans as Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the armistice that halted the Korean War on July 27, 1953. Baucus and Tester have introduced a resolution in the Senate that honors the sacrifice of Korean War veterans, reaffirms America’s alliance with South Korea and calls on North Korea to end nuclear proliferation.

There are currently 10,448 Korean War veterans living in Montana.

“Saturday is a day to honor the Montana veterans with us today, remember the sacrifice of those who are not, and say ‘thank you’ to the thousands of Montanans who stepped up to serve,” Baucus said. “And as we mark this anniversary, the best way to honor their sacrifices is to remember the American troops still stationed around the world today and work to bring them home to the good-paying jobs they deserve.”

“The Korean War is sometimes called the ‘Forgotten War,’ but it will never be forgotten for the thousands of brave Montanans who fought in the conflict and made tremendous sacrifices,” Tester said. “As we honor their courage, I will continue to do everything I can to live up to the promises we make to all veterans and their families to support them with the benefits and care they earned.”

Baucus and Tester expect the resolution to pass the Senate next week.