North and South Korean leaders pledge to end war

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The leaders of North Korea and South Korea say they will end their 68-year war.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in openly welcomed North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-Un to South Korea as both countries look to officially end the war and replace an uneasy truce that's been in place for more than six decades.

"There will not be any more war on the Korean Peninsula,” said Moon Jae-in. “The new era of peace has finally opened."

"We will be able to enjoy peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula without having to fear about the war and for that reason, we have come up with practical measures," said Kim Jong-Un.

While the two leaders planted a tree for peace, both pledged to try and reunite the Korean people while at the same time aim for a denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Here on Long Island, the memories of the Korean War are still fresh for Marine veteran Sal Scarlato. Even though he hopes there will be peace between the two Koreas, he admitted he's a little skeptical.

“Let’s hope that this talk or whatever this agreement is going to be is going to help the Koreans - North and South Korea,” he said.

Scarlato said there is still much work to be done in the Koreas and that reunification will not be simple. Army Veteran William Arnaiz felt similarly.

“I'll believe it when I see it,” said Arnaiz. “There is a lot of bumps to get over that's for sure.”

Both China and Japan congratulated North Korea and South Korea on the summit and said they support the accord.

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