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A brief ceremony is being held this morning in Danbury to mark the 62nd Anniversary of the cease fire that ended the Korean War.  Greater Danbury Area Korean War Veterans Association Commander Brendan Sniffin says there is no keynote speaker, but there will be a rifle salute at 10am. 

 

The ceremony is held at the Korean war monument at Rogers Park.

 

Sniffin says the group reads the 17 names on the of those who were killed in action, are missing in action or POWs.  They ask that representatives of the families be there if available.  A rose is placed on the wall at each name.

 

The Korean War armistice was signed on July 27th 1953, drawing a new border between North and South Korea.  The war cost the lives of over 50,000 Americans.  The armistice also established a committee of representatives from neutral countries to decide the fate of the thousands of prisoners of war on both sides. The POWs were allowed to decide for themselves to stay where they were or return to their homelands.

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