GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- They fought for our freedom in what many people describe as "the forgotten war."
On Tuesday, the 69 Korean War veterans living at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans were honored for their service. The ceremony coincided with the 62nd anniversary of the Korean armistice agreement, which happened this week in 1953.
The conflict in Korea did not receive much attention compared to that given to World War II or the Vietnam War, but the veterans we spoke with say they still appreciate the recognition more than 60 years later.
"It don't seem like it ever was recognized, and now that we've had someone recognize it, it makes me feel good to know that someone still remembers or somebody cares," said Walter Towns.
"It makes a man feel proud of himself," said William Wright. "It makes you feel good to know that some people respect you."