They are “forgotten” no more.
After 65 years, the remains of some US soldiers killed or declared missing during the 1950-53 Korean War are finally back home on American soil.
Vice President Mike Pence joined families and friends in welcoming the fallen patriots on Wednesday at a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu.
Video posted online by the White Houseshowed US service members carrying 55 American-flag-draped caskets into a hangar. Pence noted how the identities won’t be known for quite some time, but that won’t stop the nation from honoring them.
“Today, they are known but to God,” Pence said, “but soon we will know their names and we will tell their stories of courage.”
He noted how the families of the fallen had spent decades waiting for this day to come.