Washington, DC (NAPSI) - Calling all Korean War Veterans. Mark your calendars and make plans to join Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the Defense Department’s Korean War Commemoration Committee for a special program commemorating the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice.

The event, open to the public, will take place at 9 a.m., July 27, 2012 at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater.

The program will feature a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier followed by an event honoring the service and sacrifices of Korean War Veterans and their families.

This is an opportunity for Veterans of the “Forgotten Victory” to be recognized for their noble service and connect with fellow Veterans.

Thanks to those who served during the Korean War, theRepublicofKoreastands today as a powerful example of democracy and freedom and a beacon for other emerging nations around the globe. The world and this nation owe Korean War Veterans an unrepayable debt for their service.

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