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Tennesseans Honored For Service In Korean War

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By Janet Kim


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -  It's been 60 years since the end of the Korean War, but Tennessee veterans continue to receive recognition for their service.  

The day's events began with a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial in Downtown Nashville, where veterans got an opportunity to see the names of fellow Tennesseans who sacrificed their lives during the Korean War. 

From there, the city unveiled a new section of the Korean War Boulevard near the new Convention Center and on the Korean War Boulevard Bridge, you'll find where they planted the rose of sharon shrubs. 

Nashville City leaders say these are a few ways the Korean War Veterans won't be forgotten.  

"What I want to say is when visitors in Nashville are given directions at the airport or whether they're talking to people they know in Nashville and they say where is the convention center, you're going to be told go to Korean Veteran's Boulevard, and that's where you'll find it," said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. 

The last stop of the day was at the Alvin York Veterans Campus, where the Republic of Korean officials honored the Korean War Veterans with a medal of peace. 



 

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