PROCLAMATION - Korean War Remembrance Day

WHEREAS, the year 2019 marks the 69th anniversary of the start of the Korean War; and

WHEREAS, 69 years ago, the United States and the Republic of Korea stood shoulder-to-shoulder on the frontlines of battle to protect freedom and democracy; and

WHEREAS, the United States and the Republic of Korea now stand together as allies and partners, economically and politically; and

WHEREAS, the enduring partnership between the two countries will be sustained and further strengthened in the future; and

WHEREAS, we honor and remember the Americans, Koreans, and members of the 21 nations making up the United Nations who committed themselves to supporting South Korea and who paid the ultimate price; and

WHEREAS, we recognize that all Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Korean War veterans for their brave and selfless sacrifices;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim June 25, 2019, as

Korean War Remembrance Day

in Washington, and I encourage all people in our state to join me in welcoming our distinguished visitors and celebrating this important occasion.