Half a century ago, the shooting stopped in Korea as an armistice was signed. The Graceland University Center for the Study of the Korean War will remember that event this weekend. The Center’s Executive Director Paul Edwards says the United Nations’ intervention on the Korean Peninsula could have been prevented had the Soviet Union used its Security Council veto. But, instead, the Soviets walked out. Edwards speculates it is because they knew the US would get involved anyway, and they wanted to avoid a direct confrontation with the United States. The end of the shooting in this “indirect” confrontation will be remembered Sunday at Edwards’ Korean War center in Independence. Edwards says they want to remember the sacrifice so many Americans made during the war… and continue to make to this day.
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