WASHINGTON -- The Korean War, often called America's forgotten war, was commemorated Saturday with a solemn ceremony here to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended combat.
President Obama laid a wreath at the Korean War Veterans Memorial and told a crowd of about 5,000 on the National Mall, "Here in America, no war should ever be forgotten, and no veteran should ever be overlooked.’’
Veterans of the war, including some in their old uniforms, were among those in attendance, along with South Korean officials.
"That war was no tie. Korea was a victory,’’ Obama said, noting South Koreans live in freedom and enjoy a dynamic economy, "in stark contrast to the repression and poverty’’ of North Korea.