Press Release: Wall of Remembrance (H.R.1475) Signed Into Law!
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement that President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act (H.R.1475) which recently passed Congress.
The legislation introduced last year by Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX), a Korean War veteran, calls for authorizing the establishment of the wall to list the names of some 50-thousand U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War in the early 1950s.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial opened on July 27th 1995 to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Korean War armistice. The park houses 19 statues of soldiers. But until now, only the number of those who were killed, wounded, or missing in action were listed without their names.