Coast Guard, Korean War Veterans Association celebrate 65th anniversary of armistice

A crew member of Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda rings the ship's bell as names of several Humboldt Bay area natives who died during the Korean War are read during a ceremony in Eureka, Calif., June 27, 2018. Friday marked 65 years since the cessation of hostilities, which ended the Korean War on July 27, 1953. The agreement established the Korean Demilitarized Zone and enforced a cease-fire and the repatriation of prisoners of war. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo/released)

A crew member of Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda rings the ship’s bell as names of several Humboldt Bay area natives who died during the Korean War are read during a ceremony in Eureka, Calif., June 27, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard and members of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 176 commemorated the 65th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Eureka last Friday.

The ceremony included reading the names of several Humboldt Bay, California, area natives who died during the Korean War, ringing of the ship’s bell and a wreath laying three miles offshore.

A Coast Guard Auxiliary chaplain delivered a benediction and the Coast Guard Cutter Barracuda crewmembers observed a moment of silence while the wreath was laid at sea.

Friday marked 65 years since the cessation of hostilities, which ended the Korean War on July 27, 1953. The agreement established the Korean Demilitarized Zone, enforced a cease-fire and the repatriation of prisoners of war.

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