The Korean War has often been labeled as the ‘Forgotten War’, despite having claimed the lives of more than 36,000 Americans. The war began on June 25, 1950, when North Korean forces, backed by the Soviet Union, invaded South Korea. It wasn’t until 3 years later, that President Eisenhower helped America secure peace on the Korean Peninsula through diplomatic engagements. On July 27, 1953, North Korea, China and the United Nations signed an armistice suspending all hostilities. The National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day is meant to remember those who gave their lives in defense of liberty and work to preserve their legacy.