Korean War Veterans Memorial

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10 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington, DC, USA
(202) 426-6841

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WalterC WalterC
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A visit to remember those who served in the war Jul 15, 2016
Located close to the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is a memorial that honors the armed forces that served in the Korean War, which happened from 1950 to 1953.

Dedicated in 1995, this war memorial consists of different parts. There is the Mural Wall, which honors those involved in the war effort. Not just those in the armed forces involved in the actual fighting, but also people like doctors and nurses. Also, there is the Pool of Remembrance, with the quote by it, “Freedom is not free”. This is a memorial for those who died, went missing in action or taken prisoners. And the United Nations Wall, to honor the countries that help fight in the Korean War.

But the biggest highlight of all, are the number of statues in the middle of it, called the Field of Service. Representing the different branches of the military, the statues of soldiers in ponchos, marching on a rough terrain in Korea, always on the lookout and high alert. It definitely shows in their facial expressions. This shows how brave the soldiers were in battle, while in the middle of what is more likely, the most terrifying situation of their lives.

Needless to say, this place should not be missed. The quote at the Pool of Remembrance, pretty much sums up this place.
Mural Wall
Field of Service
quote on the Korean War
quote by Pool of Remembrance
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cotton_foam says:
I like this the most!
Posted on: Aug 27, 2016
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X_Drive X_Drive
836 reviews
Korean War Veterans Memorial May 22, 2010
Located quite close to the Lincoln Memorial at the very west end of the National Mall is the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Korean War, particularly those who were killed in action, are still missing inaction, or were held as prisoners of war. There are nineteen slightly taller than real life statues depicting soldiers making their way out of a forest through rough terrain. They represent each of the services and are made up of a cross section of the ethnic population of the United States and are dressed in period clothing and carrying period weapons. They are also wearing ponchos to show the wet conditions they fought in. There is also a mural wall across a pathway from them, which we found too difficult to photograph.
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sUrAbUyA says:
Nice seeing these pics. This wasn't there yet the last time I was in DC
Posted on: Feb 03, 2011
camwilde camwilde
163 reviews
Korean War Veterans Memorial Dec 03, 2010
My grandfather served in the Korean War and this memorial honors him and his fellow soldiers. It consists of 19 stainless steel soldiers (all very large) dressed in the various garbs of the Army, Navy, Marine, and Air Force.

Out of all the war memorials, this is the one that hit closest to home. I've seen photos from my grandfather and have heard his stories. This war was a large part of his youth and, to me, I could imagine his face on one of the large steel soldiers.
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