Nightly News   |  July 27, 2013

Obama honors Korean War vets

The Korean War ended on July 27, 1953, with the two sides signing a truce. President Obama Saturday honored veterans who never got the homecoming he said they deserved. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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the korean war ended today -- ended on this day with the two sides signing a truce in 1953 . president obama honored veterans of that war who never got the homecoming he said they deserved. speaking at the korean war veterans memorial in washington was defense secretary hagel. the president called on the nation to recognize their sacrifice saying their legacy is the 50 million people who live freely in a democratic south korea .

>> your lives are an inspiration. your service will never be forgotten. you have the thanks of a grateful nation, and your shining deeds will live now and forever.