Veterans honor 60 year anniversary of Korean War

6:57 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Veterans of the Korean War gathered in Bangor to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end of the 3 year war they fought in.

It's often referred to as the "Forgotten War", but veterans who came together at a memorial Saturday morning in Mount Hope Cemetery remember it all to well. Norman Rossignol hit the ground running when he arrived in North Korea.

"Went to a rifle company and the first thing they did is they looked at me and said, all the experience you have you're going on patrol tomorrow night," said Rossignol.

Many of the veterans who fought and payed tribute to the over 30,000 who lost their lives in Korea are now in their 80's and 90's. The ceremony in Bangor included a presentation of the colors along with a speech from the Korean Consul General. Assistant Adjuct General for the Maine Army National Guard, Gery Bolduc, also spoke.

"Incredible to see them, to make the effort to come here and stand," said Bolduc. "Some of them have difficulty standing, but they stand and salute the flag."

Other ceremonies were held throughout the state including one in Lewiston, where First Lady Ann LePage spoke.


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