On June 25, 1950, 75,000 North Korean troops invaded South Korea. Five days later President Harry Truman authorized the use of American ground forces.
Now 55 years later, local veterans are working to make sure those who died are not forgotten.
Bill Doran says, "We want to build the memorial for people who made the extreme sacrifice."
The Korean War is often called the forgotten war, which makes it that much more important for these veterans to build a memorial.
Jack Philbrick, President of the local Korean War Veteran's Association, says, "They never had a parade. They walked off the plane and started up their lives."
The memorial will have two tablets on each side with the names of soldiers killed in combat. A granite slate in the middle will show pictures from the war, and flags will surround the site.