Missouri SB 656

We are excited to announce that the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial has just launched a new social media platform! First and foremost we have a new freshly redesigned website and we have added Instagram and Twitter feeds to our online presence! We have a lot of important work in front of us over the next few days regarding Missouri State Senate Bill 656 and designating the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial as the official Korean War Memorial for the state of Missouri. We are going to need support from all of our followers to ensure that we are able to get this extremely important effort in front of every Missourian possible! 

There is absolutely no greater individual sacrifice that can be made than when you willingly put yourself into a position that you know may ultimately cost you your life. These warriors from our home state of Missouri paid that ultimate sacrifice with their lives and it is our duty to ensure that sacrifice was not in vain. It is our duty to ensure that sacrifice is never forgotten, but proudly displayed with each and every name of the over 900 Missourians that lost their lives in the defense of life and freedom itself. The Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial pays homage to all Korean War veterans who served and fought, especially the over 900 from the state of Missouri who were killed in action, and the heroic actions of 3 Missourians that earned The Medal of Honor. All names are listed on the south wall of the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial alphabetically by name and military service.

The Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial also honors the civilians of the Republic of South Korea who were brutally murdered during the Korean War and have a picture of a Korean War grandfather, Mr. Kim depicted on our north wall. 

On March 2, 2020 the Missouri State Senate passed Senate Bill No. 656, which was sponsored by Senator Mike Cierpiot (R), 8th District (Eastern Jackson County), recognizing the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial as the official Korean War Memorial for the state of Missouri, but our work is not done. On March 11, 2020 this bill will go in front of the Missouri State House of Representatives for vote, so we have a very short window to ensure that we have given this bill the attention and exposure that it deserves. 

We urge all Missourians, especially Kansas Citians, to contact their Missouri State House of Representatives and urge them to pass this bill! We are losing our Korean War Veterans at over 500 per day nationwide, they deserve to see our memorial earn this designation in honor of the sacrifices they made.


Senate Bill 656 Information:

https://www.senate.mo.gov/20info/BTS_Web/BillText.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=26838042

https://www.senate.mo.gov/20info/pdf-bill/perf/SB656.pdf

Missouri State House of Representatives Documentation citing Senate Bill 656:

https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills201/jrnpdf/jrn034.pdf#page=12

VETERANS Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12:00 PM or upon morning recess (whichever is later), 

House Hearing Room 1. 

Public hearing will be held: HB 1510, SB 656 Executive session may be held on any matter referred to the committee. 

https://legiscan.com/MO/bill/SB656/2020


The Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial would like to thank each and everyone that has contributed their time and efforts to making the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial the official Korean War Veterans Memorial site for the state of Missouri!

Senator Mike Cierpiot (R),  8th District (Eastern Jackson County) @MikeCierpiot

Mark Alford, Lead News Anchor, Fox 4 WDAF News @markalfordkc

Kathy Quinn, Reporter, Fox 4 WDAF @KQBTV 

Emily Evans Burggraf, Morning producer, Fox 4 WDAF @emievs

Abby Dodge, Multimedia Journalist, KCTV5 @AbbyKCTV5

Pat O’Neil, Pat O’Neil Events, @wonderengineers

Terry Rynard, Director, KC Parks and Recreation @terry_rynard

Mrs. Anita Gorman, Missouri Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame

Mark McHenry, former Director, KC Parks and Recreation


Again, we would like to thank everyone involved in this amazing effort! You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the links provided below.

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