The Korean War ended 60 years ago, but is not forgotten by those who served and their families.

For three long years, from the summer of 1950 to the summer of 1953, about 300,000 American men and women served in Korea as part of the United Nations' peacekeeping force.

This summer, local veterans were saluted for their service during the Korean War.

Several events took place in the Greater New Milford area to honor those who had served in Korea, just a few years after so many others had served during World War II.

The Veterans Association, Chapter 11 in Danbury, offered a special medal honoring the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.

Any Korean War veteran in the Greater Danbury/New Milford area who joins the local chapter will receive the medal as a benefit of membership, which is a $30 national fee, plus local dues.

Medals may also be purchased outright for $45.

For more information and pricing, call TME Co. Inc. at 860-354-0686, email tmealf@aol.com or visit www.tmealf.com/kwva.php.

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Photography courtesy of

Bette-Lou

Emmons