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Remembering the ‘Forgotten War’

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Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 5:17 am, Wed Dec 24, 2014.

The Greater Ridgewood Historical Society and the Allied Veterans Committee hosted an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War cease-fire on July 27.

“They call this the “Forgotten War” because it was right after World War II and right before Vietnam,” keynote speaker and former state Sen. Serphin Maltese said. “But I think it’s time we remember the men who served bravely because many of us were not prepared for battle but we stood up for our country and fought hard.”

The commemoration, held at the Vander Ende-Onkerdonk House in Ridgewood, was the only event in the entire city, according to the Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs, that celebrated the cease fire.

In addition, Terrance Holliday, the commissioner of Veteran Affairs, spoke and presented a proclamation.

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