This Thursday, July 27, we’ll commemorate an important part of our American history by flying our flags at half-mast and laying wreaths at memorials around the country. Most won’t notice it at all, while others will wonder what the fuss is all about. Few will remember it’s National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.
It’s scary to realize how easily we can forget a war that, according to the U.S. Defense Casualty Analysis System, left 36,574 U.S. servicemen dead; 103,284 wounded; and more than 7,800 unaccounted-for. It seems more people remember it as the birthday of former Yankee Alex Rodriguez or golfer Jordan Spieth.