According to statistics, about 660,000 South Korean soldiers lost their lives during the war. After the war, the Republic of Korea Armed Forces participated in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the 2001—2014 war in Afghanistan, the Iraq War and the number of United Nations peacekeeping operations. During these wars and conflicts, South Korea lost more than 5,000 soldiers, almost 11,000 servicemen were wounded, and several soldiers were reported missing.
Memorial Day in South Korea was first observed in 1956. It is traditionally marked with a solemn remembrance ceremony that takes place at the National Cemetery in Seoul. At 10 a.m. on June 6, a siren rings throughout the country, announcing a moment of silence for prayer, mourning and contemplation. The national flag is flown at halt-mast during the day.Remind me with Google Calendar
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