Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice

Jul 25, 2003
Press Release
Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) made the following remarks from the House Floor: “Mr. Speaker, on July 27 we will honor the 50th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting of the Korean War. On that day, I encourage all Americans to remember the courageous men and women who sacrificed to prevent the spread of Communism and restore the freedom of South Korea,” said Rep. Wilson. “I am particularly proud to recognize an event to be held in Lexington, South Carolina to honor those who served so bravely. Veterans speaking at the event will be E. Pickens Rish, a U.S. Army Ranger from Lexington who was awarded the Purple Heart, and Anthony Forker, a native Korean who served 30 years in the U.S. Army and is currently the president of the Korean Association of Columbia, South Carolina. “As our military continues the fight in the War on Terrorism, we can find inspiration in remembering the Korean War victory over communism, which reminds us that Americans have a long history of defeating enemies of freedom all over the world. “In conclusion, God bless our troops,” said Rep. Wilson. ###