National Korean War Armistice Day 2018

Featured Content July 27, 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice


The Korean War began June 25, 1950 with the North Korean army's invasion of South Korea. On July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed ending the war, now officially recognized as Armistice Day. At 10 a.m. that day, in Panmunjom, 18 official copies of the tri-language Korean Armistice Agreement were signed. The signing of the agreement marked the end of the longest negotiated armistice in history with 158 meetings spread over two years and 17 days.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense


Did you know?

  • Sixty-five years after the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, there are 1.7 million Korean War veterans living in the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • The median age of Korean War veterans is 84 years and nearly all are men (97.4 percent).

  • While large states like California, Florida and Texas have the highest number of Korean War veterans, Puerto Rico has the highest percentage of all veterans who served in the Korean War (18.5 percent), and Alaska has the lowest (3.0 percent).

(Source: America Counts: Korean War Armistice Was Signed 65 Years Ago (July 2018), U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey )


Related Documents

36 U.S.C. 127 - National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
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123 Stat. 3675 - National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2009
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123 Stat. 1962 - Korean War Veterans Recognition Act
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100 Stat. 3226 - Korean War Memorial Act
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1992 Public Papers 934 - Remarks at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Korean War Veterans Memorial
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1995 Public Papers 1160 - Remarks at the Dedication Ceremony for the Korean War Veterans Memorial
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1992 Public Papers - At the ground-breaking ceremony for the Korean War Veterans Memorial on The Mall, June 14
1992 Public Papers - At the ground-breaking ceremony for the Korean War Veterans Memorial on The Mall, June 14

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: George H.W. Bush (1992, Book I)

2000 Public Papers - Touring the Korean War Memorial during the 50th anniversary commemoration, June 25
2000 Public Papers - Touring the Korean War Memorial during the 50th anniversary commemoration, June 25

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (2000, Book I)

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