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Fallen Korean War soldiers to be honored at South County park Friday evening

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In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, distributed by Korea News Service, wreckage of an American tank (left) and plane destroyed by the (North) Korean People's Army. (Korea News Service via AP Images) In this undated photo from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency, distributed by Korea News Service, wreckage of an American tank (left) and plane destroyed by the (North) Korean People's Army. (Korea News Service via AP Images)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Fallen soldiers from the Korean War will be honored through a unique ceremony at Sylvan Springs Park in South County Friday evening.

Beginning at 8:15 p.m. volunteers will read the names of the nearly 37,000 Americans died in the war. The reading will continue until all of the names are read, which is expected to last until sunrise on Memorial Day. 

"Our belief is if we say the name loudly followed by the ring of a bell that sputter of sound will resonate over the hills and that person will come alive for a short period of time," Mike LeBlanc, American Legion St. Louis County District 10 Commander, said.

The ceremony will conclude with a ringing of the memorial bell.

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