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The Korean War began 70 years ago, June 25, 1950. The coldest war in the Cold War never ended, settling into ceasefires and an armistice that never led to a peace treaty. This June 25, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump went to the Korean War Memorial.

They laid a wreath, Taps was played, then they greeted the South Korean ambassador and his wife, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and a small group of Korean War veterans. While there were no handshakes, and distance was maintained in this outdoor setting, no one was covering their face and the old warriors sat and stood shoulder-to-shoulder.

This war, and its memorial, especially stick in the throats of the leftists who think their revolution is at hand in November. American men fought and died to halt Stalin and Mao’s vision of a solid Red Asia. We did stop the communists and we hold that ground to this day. Under our protection, South Korea became a free representative democracy with a flourishing people, in the starkest contrast to the vast slave kingdom to the north, one people under two systems of government side-by-side. That object lesson and the lesson of our moral goodness is poison to BLM, Antifa, and the “progressive” Democrats. Americans should be proud and should honor those who fought and those who died in our “Forgotten War.”

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  1. tigerlily Member

    The Korean War is a bit of a forgotten war, isn’t it?

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    • June 25, 2020, at 5:09 PM PDT
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  2. Dotorimuk Coolidge

    South Korea, while far from perfect, is a miraculous country, and evidence of capitalism, hard work, sacrifice and all the stuff that is being destroyed unopposed in the US these days.

    I can drive thirty miles to Imjingak, look through the binoculars at the North, and see our future.

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    • June 25, 2020, at 5:29 PM PDT
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  3. Jim McConnell Member
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    Thank you, Colonel, for that reminder.

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    • June 25, 2020, at 6:34 PM PDT
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  4. DanielDrummond Coolidge

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    The Korean War is a bit of a forgotten war, isn’t it?

    Unfortunately, yes. I think this is why President Trump visiting it is so powerful. He hasn’t forgotten.

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    • June 26, 2020, at 7:33 AM PDT
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  5. Cow Girl Thatcher

    This is an example of why he is a popular president with the quiet America. He knows that people have served and then gone on living their lives, and they love this country. The people who appreciate it the most are often the ones who have served in the military and lived away from here. They saw first-hand what life is like when you don’t have a Constitution or the freedoms we have here. Most of the time, those who served don’t go around talking about their time in the wars or whatever they did because it was pretty messed up. But they do appreciate being respected and this president does respect them.

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    • June 26, 2020, at 11:18 AM PDT
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