The Korean War is often referred to as the Forgotten War, but it received some attention Monday in Fort Wayne.

Veterans, local officials and the public gathered at the Korea Memorial inside Concordia Cemetery on Lake Avenue on Monday to remember those who lost their lives in the war. The event was held June 25 – 68 years to the day after the Korean War broke out.

More than 900 Hoosiers, including 177 POW/MIAs, never returned to Indiana after the Korean War.

Hannah Kim was the featured speaker at Monday’s event. Kim is on a 50-state tour around the country, paying tribute to veterans of the Korean War.

One Korean War veteran told NewsChannel 15 said it is important to remember the war.

“Anything we can do to keep that memory alive because it was quite an expense of lives,” said Dick Loney. “It has turned out to be a winner for the world because Korea, if you’ve seen anything about South Korea today, it is a huge modern city.”

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