For many Americans, today marks the first anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson.
But for those who still remember the conflict that cost over 50,000 American lives in just over two and a half years, it also marks the 60th anniversary of the day North Korean forces attacked South Korea, and launched a war that, before it was over, involved an enormous multinational force under the auspices of the United Nations; ended the military career of Douglas MacArthur, and launched the political career of Dwight D. Eisenhower; and concluded in a state of simmering hostility that, as most recently shown by Pyongyang’s sinking of a South Korean vessel, has yet to end.

This weekend, cities across America commemorate “the forgotten war.” Here’s an article about one such event in Sunnyvale, California, from the San Jose Mercury-News.  And here’s a photo gallery at ABC News, showing some of the conflict’s events and personalities.