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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: July 8, 2020 11:26 AM
From: Senator Maria Collett and Sen. Bob Mensch
To: All Senate members
Subject: Honoring the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War
In the near future, we will be introducing a resolution recognizing June 25th, 2020 in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War, and further calling for the achievement of peace in the Korean Peninsula. 
Following the invasion of South Korea by North Korean forces on June 25, 1950, President Harry Truman ordered the United States Armed Forces to help the Republic of Korea defend itself against the North Korean aggressors. Though the hostilities ended in a cease-fire marked by the signing of the armistice at Panmunjom on July 27, 1953, the peninsula still technically remains in a state of war. In the 70 years since the outbreak of the Korean War, the Republic of Korea has emerged from a war-torn economy into one of the major economies in the world and one of the largest trading partners of the United States.  Over our many years of partnership with the Republic of Korea, we have sought to honor these historical events with grace and reverence.  
I hope you will join us in recognizing June 25, 2020, as the 70th anniversary of the Korean War and join in our call for the creation of a lasting peace that guarantees the stability of the Korean Peninsula by cosponsoring this resolution. 

Introduced as SR348