JEFFERSON CITY — A bill honoring Missouri veterans was signed into law by the governor on July 14. Sponsored by State Sen. Mike Cierpiot, R–Lee’s Summit, Senate Bill 656 designates the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial in Kansas City as Missouri’s official Korean War veterans memorial. The memorial, located in Washington Square Park, pays tribute to the 900 Missourians who gave their lives during the war, including more than 100 from the Kansas City region.
Senator Cierpiot is proud to see SB 656 signed into law and hopes it will encourage people to learn more about the Korean War and the sacrifices of those who served in it.
“No war is fought without sacrifices, and I believe we should take the time to honor and remember those who served,” said Sen. Cierpiot. “It is truly unfortunate that the Korean War is so often referred to as ‘the Forgotten War,’ because these brave individuals who gave their lives should never be forgotten. Hopefully, Senate Bill 656 can help change that and honor the courage and sacrifice of these fallen Missourians.”