Saturday, May 21

Today, continuing his visit to South Korea, President Joe Biden is laying a wreath at the Seoul National Cemetery in Dongjak-dong, Dongjak-gu, to commemorate those who died fighting in the Korean War.

After the Second World War, the Korean peninsula that had previously belonged to the Japanese empire was divided along the 38th parallel. The Soviets supported the communist dictator in the north while the U.S. supported the anti-communist dictator in the south.

The two Korean regimes regularly fought along the border until June 1950, when roughly 75,000 soldiers from the northern People’s Republic of Korea invaded the Republic of Korea in the south. Concerned that the communist invasion was a harbinger, the U.S. sent troops to fight in support of the southern nation against the Soviet-backed regime.

Three years later, the Korean War ended. Approximately 5 million military and civilian lives were lost in this “Forgotten War.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With gratitude for all who serve in the U.S. military and for the families who have lost loved ones on active duty.
  • For President Joe Biden and President Yoon Suk Yeol as they meet to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea.
  • For wisdom for the president and U.S. defense secretary as North Korea continues to test nuclear missiles.
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