INDEPENDENCE — Gen. David Petraeus is the keynote speaker at a Missouri event marking the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.
Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, was scheduled Monday to address a gathering of Korean War veterans at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence. The city is the hometown of President Harry S. Truman, who held office during the war.
The event is sponsored by the Truman Library Institute, a partner of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.
The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when North Korean forces invaded the south. The war ended in a stalemate without a formal peace agreement.