THE FIRST KOREAN WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL IN BOULDER CITY

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By Congresswoman Jacky Rosen

Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) spoke at the Korean War Veterans Memorial at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. Rosen paid tribute to the brave Nevada servicemembers who lost their lives during the Korean War.

 

“I was humbled to have the opportunity to speak at today’s ceremony,” said Rosen. “The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Boulder City is a sobering reminder that the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans is a debt that can never fully be repaid. As a Member of Congress, I will always work hard to see that Nevada’s veterans receive the very best care and benefits for their service to our country.”

 

“We were honored to have Congresswoman Rosen commemorate our servicemembers by participating in today’s special ceremony,” said Commander Chuck Johnson of the Korean War Veterans Association Tibor Rubin Medal of Honor Chapter #329. “Congresswoman Rosen has demonstrated time and time again that she is a strong advocate for our veterans, servicemembers, and their families. We look forward to continue working with her to ensure that military families are recognized and honored for their brave service to our country.”

 

BACKGROUND: Rep. Rosen is an original co-sponsor of the Korean War Combat Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act. This bill would honor combat veterans who served in the Korean War with a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of their dedication to service in the interest of world peace and security. The Korean War Veteran Memorial is the first memorial dedicated to honoring the 9,125 Korean War Veterans and 37 Nevada servicemembers resting at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.