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Mighty 8th to dedicate Korean War memorial
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The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum will dedicate its new Korean War Memorial on Wednesday.

The dedication ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and take place in the museum’s Memorial Gardens. This Korean War memorial is placed in honor of the men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces during the period of June 1950-July 1953.  

Attendance at the event is by invitation only.

The museum’s Korean War Memorial reads: “During the Korean War 54,246 American service men and women sacrificed their lives with an additional 105,000 casualties. This first military confrontation of the Cold War had remained a limited war without using nuclear weapons. The United States had successfully contained communism. Over the next three decades under United States Influence, South Korea evolved from an authoritarian government into a fully democratic, economically successful nation.”

Activated in 1942 in Savannah, the 8th Air Force was a critical strike element in World War II and remains an active force today. The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum honors the Mighty 8th’s legacy by preserving the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the 8th Air Force from World War II to present.  

The museum is located at 175 Bourne Ave. in Pooler, off I-95 at Exit 102. The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. except on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit or call (912) 748-8888.