Often called "The Forgotten War," The Korean War will no longer be forgotten in Rutland.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice. A group of Rutland area Korean War Veterans have spent nearly a year getting a monument erected in town. Members of the committee say this type of tribute is long overdue and that it's time for Korean War vets service to be celebrated. The committee raised over $10,000 for the monument. Members say they have been working hard for a year to unveil the monument, but having a place for vets to come and feel remembered was worth it.
"You know that inner self says, continue, don't stop -- and we did. And Saturday was a super day for us and we are so proud of that monument and it's time that it did get erected," said Sgt. Maj. George Bates (Ret.)
Bates says they hope to install benches next to go with the monument.