Pence orders flags at half-staff Saturday for Korean War anniversary

2013-07-25T14:00:00Z 2013-11-08T11:44:27Z Pence orders flags at half-staff Saturday for Korean War anniversaryBy Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed all flags flown at Indiana state-supported facilities be lowered to half-staff Saturday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

The governor also requested all Hoosier businesses and residents similarly lower flags "to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have defended our nation and our freedom."

The July 27, 1953, armistice agreement effectively ended the three-year war that claimed 36,516 American lives and restored the border of North and South Korea to its pre-war location along the 38th parallel.

A peace treaty officially ending the Korean War has never been signed.

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