A dedication ceremony for the new Korean War Memorial was held at David Webb Riverfront Park on Memorial Day to pay tribute to the Korean veterans that paid the ultimate price for freedom during the Korean War.
The Korean War was a hard fought war that lasted from June 1950 to July 1953. This war claimed the lives of 36,574 American soldiers, another 103,284 were wounded and 7,800 are still unaccounted for.
A few of the Korean War veterans of Roane County that were present for this ceremony are Cecil Johnson, Clyde Jones, James Little and Eugene Cozart.
The Roane County News traveled through France — from the east to the west coast — before ending up in Paris with Steve and Mona Bolden.
“After visiting Nice and Monaco, the newspaper stopped at the beautiful Chateau de Chenonceau,” Mona said. “Then it was on to Omaha Beach to visit the site of D-Day and the American Cemetery in Normandy. A nighttime river cruise gave them a view of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night.