10 August 2011 0 Comments

Remembrances: Last Full Measure of Devotion – Korean War Veterans – Highway Named

Act 5 Jun 15     HB  218 named the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway

This naming is a reminder of the importance and significance of President Harry Truman to confront Chinese Communist aggression into South Korea. Millions are free and prosperous because of those who gave the last full measure of devotion.

A Leader of Men  Korean War Memorial

Five years after a war-weary America celebrated the end of World War II, costing the deaths of 100s of 1000s of young Americans and billions and billions in American wealth, America’s soldiers were asked to a again fight and die to prevent Soviet and Chinese Communists from installing a Stalinist-Maoist tyranny in South Korea. North Korea had been communist since WWII.

Over 36,000 Americans died and 92,000 wounded in Korea from 1950 to 1953 in America’s successful effort to keep South Korea from becoming communist.

A satellite photo of North and South Korea dramatizes the significance of lives lost to the freedom and prosperity of millions and millions of South Koreans, now one of America’s most important allies. The US has had tens of thousands of soldiers stationed in South Korea since 1953 at a cost of billions and billions defending it from the threat of Chinese Communist aggression.

It is appropriate to remember those who gave the last full measure of devotion to defend America and defend its core value, Freedom of the Individual..

With the exception of North Korean capital, Pyongyang, there are no night lights in North Korea where the Stalinist tyranny starves and, literally, enslaves its own people. South Koreans prosper and live in freedom thanks to the US soldiers who died defending freedom. For more, read here.



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