Press Release of Senator Cardin
Senator Cardin and Congressmen Hoyer and Johnson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Honor American Veterans Who Served in Korean War

Monday, June 25, 2007
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WASHINGTON –On the 57th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) today introduced bipartisan legislation to grant a federal charter to the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA), a non-profit fraternal veterans’ organization.

“The Korean War is often referred to as the ‘forgotten’ war. This legislation would let the nearly 1.2 million American veterans of the Korean War who are still alive know that we have not forgotten them, and we honor the sacrifice they made for our nation,” said Senator Cardin.

“Korean War veterans deserve the same official federal recognition for their struggles and sacrifices on behalf of freedom that other veterans enjoy,” said Congressman Hoyer. “Granting this Federal Charter is a small expression of appreciation our nation can offer these brave men and women and represents a critical step in ensuring that the "Forgotten War' is forgotten no more.”

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(Posted 6/25/07)