Honoring Korean War Veterans

In July of 1998, 45 years after signing the treaty that ended the Korean War, President Clinton proclaimed July 27 National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. This day honors those who served in Korea and those who lost their lives during the war. Since then Veterans have celebrated this day across the country with memorial services and by laying wreaths at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC and other monuments throughout our Nation.

Prior to the end of World War II, Korea was controlled by Japan. In August 1945, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan and liberated Korea north of the 38th parallel.  Because of the Cold War between the Soviets and the US, Korea was split into two regions, with neither accepting the border. 

The Korean War, which took place from June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953, began when North Korea, which was supported by both the Soviet Union and China, invaded South Korea. The UN called for a ceasefire, and two days later they adopted a resolution to send forces to South Korea.

During the war, Seoul changed hands four times. The armistice was signed on July 27, 1953. The Korean Demilitarized Zone was created, separating North and South Korea. Although the fighting ended, no peace treaty was ever signed.

Personalized products designed to Honor Korean War Veterans

To honor and remember those who participated in the Korean War, Veterans Commemoratives has created several customized products, such as the following.

KOREAN WAR VETERAN SERVICE RING: Crafted in the U.S., the top of the ring features hand-chiseled lettering of your Service Branch name across a gleaming Service Capstone, and is framed by 10 Cubic Zirconia. The Korean War Medal and Ribbon, hand-enameled in official colors, are displayed on one side, while the other side features the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the words “Freedom is Not Free.”

U.S. MILITARY SERVICE WATCH: The exclusive dial features the Korean War Service medal as a powerful reminder of the bravery and sacrifice made by so many during the War. The patented watch band features the service ribbon in official colors set above the dial, while the Service Branch emblem in full enameled colors is set in the band below the dial.

MA1 BRAVO JACKET: Created by the same company selected by NASA to create its MA1 flight jacket to its specifications, ours is further personalized to honor your service to our country. A Korea Veteran woven patch is available to attach to your jacket. You may also choose to add a full color woven Service Branch to the right sleeve and an American Flag patch to the left shoulder of the jacket. Conceal Carry inner pockets are also an available option for those licensed to carry firearms.

Veterans Commemoratives is proud to provide a large selection of Military Apparel, Military Watches, Military Rings and Military gifts to those who served in the Korean War.  To view all of our products, visit www.vetcom.com. If you are not 100% satisfied with any product, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund or a replacement. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

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