NC Flags Lowered To Honor Korean War Armistice

RALEIGH, N.C. All North Carolina state flags are lowered to half-staff for Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.

Gov. Pat McCrory ordered that state flags on all state facilities be lowered from sunrise to sunset Sunday. The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs estimates that nearly 150,000 North Carolinians served in Korea between 1950 and 1953.

McCrory says their sacrifice is often overlooked, but tens of millions of people on the Korean peninsula are free because of their service.

Sunday is the 61st anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean War. Estimates for the war dead vary between 2.5 million and 4 million.

The armistice has yet to be replaced by a peace treaty, meaning the two Koreas remain in a technical state of war.


RDU Radar

Triangle Traffic

Reports | Cams

Air Quality

Pollen Forecast

Station Events

Saturday 9/5

Weekend Gardener at Bell's Carpets


Saturday 9/12

Weekend Gardener at Agri Supply



On Air Now

Bill LuMaye

Bill LuMaye

10:00am - 12:00pm
Call: 919-860-WPTF (9783)

Next Up:

Bruce Ferrell


Listener Club Login

Club Login
Sign up if you are not already a member