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November 12. 2013 12:02AM

Plaistow remembers Korean War

PLAISTOW — Veterans Day is a day to honor all who served this country, but at Plaistow’s annual ceremony this year, a special tribute was paid to veterans of the Korean War on the 60th anniversary of that war’s end.

The event’s keynote speaker was Plaistow state representative and Korean War veteran Norman Major.

Major said that 150 members of the New Hampshire National Guard are still serving in Iraq, and that since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly two million Americans have volunteered to serve their country in uniform.

“Over 6,000 of those Americans made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom,” Major said.

He urged those who attended the ceremony at Plaistow Town Hall to celebrate Veterans Day with their families and to never forget those who served because they believed in the ultimate goodness of the United States.

American Legion Post 34 Cmdr. David Meaney spoke of the Korean War as the forgotten war and said no one should forget the sacrifices made by Major and others who served in Korea.

“We will never let their deeds and heroism be forgotten, even 60 years after the cease fire,” said Meaney.In addition to the speakers, the ceremony also included the presentation of flags and the pledge of allegiance by Cub Scout troop 114 and a memorial for all those veterans from Plaistow who died over the past year.aswift@newstote.com


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