July 26, 2013

Clermont County Korean War Memorial Dedication – Saturday, July 27

Korean War Memorial DedicationMiami Township, OH – This Saturday, July 27, is the 60th anniversary of the Korean armistice. Many people refer to the Korean War as the forgotten war, but two local veterans and their dedicated committee will not let that happen so easily on their watch.

Mr. Bill Knepp and Robert Sterling, both Korean War Veterans and Miami Township residents, have persistently worked for the past few years to build a Korean War Memorial in Clermont County and finally the Dedication service will be held this weekend, Saturday, July 27, at the Miami Meadows Park located at 1546 Ohio 131 in Miami Township. The names of 19 men from Clermont County who died in the Korean War will be inscribed on the monument.

Miami Township Trustees have reserved 8 acres of land in the Miami Meadows Park for the Korean War Memorial. Milford students and Eagle Scouts installed surrounding projects to enhance the memorial area, which includes a Freedom Trail with benches with historical inscriptions, a Grove of American Colonies with a crab apple tree and plaques for each of the original 13 colonies, and a Liberty Tree.

Korean War veterans’ registration and patriotic music will begin at 2 p.m. and the Memorial Dedication will officially begin at 3:00 p.m. There will be free bottled water, but participants must bring their own seating.

To learn more about the dedication event, or to gain more information regarding the process of building the memorial in Clermont County, call #513-831-2932 after 7:00 p.m.

Pictured: Korean War Veteran, Bill Knepp, and his son, historian Gary Knepp with a plaque honoring Korean War veterans killed during the conflict.  

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