State Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City), left, and Governor Mike Parson with the Gold Star Plaque on September 13, 2021 in Jefferson City (file photo courtesy of the governor's Flickr page)

Missouri’s governor and Jefferson City lawmakers to meet with Korean War veterans Tuesday, about memorial bill

Missouri’s governor will meet with Korean War veterans and two lawmakers at the Statehouse in Jefferson City on Tuesday morning, to celebrate passage of legislation designating a memorial in Kansas City as the state’s official Korean War Veterans Memorial.

State Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City), left, and Governor Mike Parson with the Gold Star Plaque on September 13, 2021 in Jefferson City (file photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page)

That memorial is located in Washington Square Park. 37,000 American soldiers died during the Korean War, including about 900 Missourians. The war took place between 1950 and 1953.

House Veterans Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Griffith (R-Jefferson City) and State Sen. Mike Cierpiot (R-Lee’s Summit) will also be on-hand for the 11 o’clock meeting with Governor Mike Parson. The governor’s spokeswoman, Kelli Jones, tells 939 the Eagle that about ten to 15 Korean War veterans will also be on-hand.

 

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