Korean Veterans Remembered

Mississippi now has a permanent statewide memorial to honor veterans of what has been called "The Forgotten War."

Highway 80 has been designated "The Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway," from Lauderdale County through Adams County.

Officials celebrated the occasion by unveiling signs Friday in Meridian and Vicksburg.

"You know, the Korean War is one some people say is 'the forgotten war.' Well, we want to make sure it's never forgotten. That the men and women, some 468 of them Mississippians who gave their life, will always be remembered with this ribbon of concrete and steel," said Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall.

Hall said the hope is that every state covered by Highway 80 will rename it in honor of Korean veterans. Alabama has already done that.