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The Defense Department marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement, which ended three years of fighting on the Korean Peninsula, and joins the nation and world in honoring those who served, fought and died during the Korean War.
On June 25, 1950, North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel and attacked South Korea. Three days later, North Korean forces captured South Korea’s capital, Seoul.
The Korean Armistice Agreement, signed on July 27, 1953, was the culmination of many months of bickering between officials from the United States, North Korea, South Korea, China, the former Soviet Union and United Nations forces.
Three words are often used to succinctly describe the tight bond between the U.S. and South Korea: We go together.
Take a look inside the Korean War Veterans Memorial
The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation's security.