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Locals create memorial site for Korean War armistice

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MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Veterans of Miami Township commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice at Miami Meadows Park on Saturday afternoon.

Veterans and residents of Miami Township, Mr. Bill Knepp and Robert Sterling, worked to build a Korean War Memorial in Clermont County. The names of 19 men from the Clermont County area are inscribed on the monument.

Eight acres of land have been reserved by the Miami Township Trustees to create the Memorial. Milford students and Eagles Scouts installed surrounding projects to enhance the memorial area, which includes a Freedom Trail that has benches with historical inscriptions, a Grove of American Colonies with a crab apple tree, plaques for each of the original 13 colonies, and a Liberty Tree.

The Korean War began June 25, 1950 and ended July 27, 1953 with a death toll estimated to nearly three million people.

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