Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for Long-Awaited Korean War Memorial

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By Terri Hendry

The Korean War is sometimes referred to as the “Forgotten War.” But as Las Vegas PBS producer/reporter Doug Puppel would write last summer, the Southern Nevada Korean War veterans and members of the Korean community have been working hard to make the war “less forgotten” by building a Korean War Memorial to recognize and honor those who served.

The Southern Nevada chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association has been busy raising funds and getting approvals to build the memorial at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. The memorial will recognize and honor those who served.

Now, that effort is about to come to fruition. A dedication ceremony for a Korean War Memorial at the Boulder City cemetery is set for March 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Memorial Garden. The public is encouraged to attend.

Puppel interviewed Chuck Johnson, commander of the Southern Nevada chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association and others who shared their thoughts and memories of the Korean War. You can read his story here:
https://knpr.org/knpr/2017-06/korean-war-veterans-last-mission-build-memorial-forgotten-war