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Recognizing 70th Anniversary of Outbreak of Korean War

Floor Speech

By: Ted Yoho
By: Ted Yoho
Date: Nov. 18, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H. Res. 1012, recognizing the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War and the transformation of the U.S.-Korea alliance into a mutual beneficial, global partnership.

Since that momentous day, our two nations have worked together to promote and protect democracy and freedom in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world.

American and South Koreans alike understand the importance of defending democracy against malign actors who seek to undermine it at every turn.

I would like to thank the 5.8 million U.S. servicemembers who served during the Korean War, including 36,574 who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the Republic of Korea.

The fight to protect freedom and democracy will continue for years to come, but we are fortunate to have partners like the Republic of Korea by our side.

Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support this measure, and I reserve the balance of my time.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for those who fought to defend freedom during the Korean War. Because of their sacrifice, South Koreans can live freely and without fear of oppression.

Through new and unforeseen challenges, the U.S.-ROK alliance continues to strengthen and evolve, and we look forward to close cooperation and friendship in years to come.

Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support this measure, and I yield back the balance of my time.