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Obama honors Korean War veterans

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Associated Press President Barack Obama speaks on occasion of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War at a commemorative ceremony near the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington Saturday, July 27. Obama on Saturday appealed to Americans to pause "in our hurried lives" and let these veterans "carry us back to the days of their youth and let us be awed by their shining deeds. Listen closely and hear their story of a generation."

Associated Press A North Korean veteran of the Korean War bows his head during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, Saturday, July 27.

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President Barack Obama marked the 60th anniversary of the end to the Korean War, honoring veterans of the "Forgotten War" fought where tensions continue today over North Korea's nuclear weapons program. "Here today, we can say with confidence that war was no tie," Obama said in a speech at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, along with a wreath laying and tributes honoring U.S. and allied veterans. "That war was a victory."
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    • Associated Press President Barack Obama speaks on occasion of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War at a commemorative ceremony near the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington Saturday, July 27. Obama on Saturday appealed to Americans to pause “in our hurried lives” and let these veterans “carry us back to the days of their youth and let us be awed by their shining deeds. Listen closely and hear their story of a generation.”
    • Associated Press A North Korean veteran of the Korean War bows his head during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, Saturday, July 27.
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