A statewide ceremony honoring Korean War veterans and their families will be held Sunday, July 27, at 3 p.m., at Watkins Field, Fort Lewis. The public is invited.
During the last three years, communities across the nation have been holding events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the beginning and end of the Korean War, which ended on July 27, 1953 when United Nations and Communist forces signed an armistice at Panmunjom, Korea.
Information on the July 27 ceremony can be found at www.dva.wa.gov, or call 360/725-2180.
Fort Lewis is a closed installation with restricted access. Picture identification is required for access through any gate. Access to the installation for the Korean War Armistice Ceremony will be controlled.
Persons who are accompanied by an authorized ID card holder and have a vehicle registration sticker may enter Fort Lewis through any gate.
For this ceremony, persons not having authorized military ID and not accompanied by an authorized ID card holder will be required to enter the installation via the DuPont Gate, exit 119 off I-5. Upon entry, they will be directed to satellite parking areas where vehicle searches will be conducted and they will be bussed to and from the event site.
Persons with handicapped placards or license plates should also enter through the DuPont Gate. They will be provided a special pass with a map on the reverse side directing them to Watkins Field (event site) and handicapped parking areas near that location.