Governor Pat McCrory ordered all North Carolina state flags to be lowered to half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, July 27 for National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs estimates that 149,754 North Carolina citizens served in Korea between 1950 and 1953.
“July 27 is a day to honor the sacrifices made by 150,000 North Carolinians who bravely fought for the right of self-determination for our Korean allies from 1950-1953. Sadly, 788 North Carolinians lost their lives. May we always remember their service, self-sacrifice and grit that carried our nation during a trying time,” said Governor McCrory.