FRANKFORT — The Korean War is sometimes referred to as America’s forgotten war, but for those who served and their loved ones, it will never be forgotten. Kentucky saw more than 30,000 of its citizens serve in the conflict and on July 27, the commonwealth officially honored their service. It was with honor and great reverence that I sponsored House Bill 234, which marked July 27 as Korean War Armistice day.
The sacrifices American men and women made during the Korean War have led to South Korea becoming one of the fastest growing economies in the world and allowing Korean citizens to experience some of what Americans have experienced. Companies such as Samsung and Hyundai-Kia would not be in existence if not for American assistance during the Korean war.
It’s important that we appreciate the men and women of the United States Armed Forces each day for the sacrifices they make for our nation. As we hear of the struggles that our veterans face with issues at VA hospitals we must do all we can to support all who serve or have served.
Representative Myron Dossett, R-Pembroke, represents portions of Christian and Hopkins County in the 9th House district. Rep. Dossett has served in the Kentucky House of Representatives since 2008.