Korean Peninsula celebrates 60th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

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by KVUE News

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Posted on July 27, 2013 at 12:51 PM

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Today, the Korean Peninsula celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.

It's been sixty years since the end of the Korean War, and both sides are celebrating with parades and ceremonies.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attended "Victory Day" in Pyongyang, a celebration held each year to commemorate the armistice. Although there was no clear victor from the war, soldiers and tanks paraded the North Korean capital with signs and banners reading "Victory."

In South Korea, a more solemn affaird was held. South Korean President Park Geun-hye attended a national ceremony to remember the fallen. American veterans marched with South Koreans at the Seoul National Cemetery.

Despite the celebrations, there has never been an official peace treaty between North and South Korea. Technically, the countries are still at war.

In the U.S., President Barack Obama has declared July 27 National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. The president to speak today at the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

More than 1.2 million people were killed during the Korean War.

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