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Obama Says Korean Veterans 'Deserve Better'

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July 27, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War by praising the sacrifice of those Americans who fought against North Korean and Chinese troops.

Obama spoke Saturday at a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.

He said many Korean veterans say that compared with other wars, "theirs was a different kind of homecoming.

Obama said that unlike World War II, "Korea did not galvanize our country" and veterans did not return to parades.

He said that for many Americans tired of war, "there was it seemed, a desire to forget, to move on."

The president said that Korean veterans "deserve better."


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