New Sign on I-69 Dedicated to Korean War

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The Korean War, from 1950-53, is often called “The Forgotten War.” A new sign is going up on I-69 in Evansville aiming to help people remember.

Korean War veterans joined state senators, along with Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke to dedicate this sign at the National Guard Armory in Evansville on Friday.

The sign will be raised in the median of I-69 very soon near the 38th parallel which formed the dividing line between North and South Korea.

It also runs through Evansville about a thousand yards north of Diamond Avenue.

“We can help folks remember the Korean War. We’re not trying to justify, clarify the war. What wer’e trying to do is to tell everybody there’s an opportunity to rememberk,” says Korean War veteran Don Gillies.

Officials say the sign will go up on the interestate as soon as the weather allows.

Nearly 1,000 soldiers from Evansville died in the Korean War.

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