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Korean War Veterans Memorial

Southeast of the Lincoln Memorial in West Potomac Park is the location of the Korean War Memorial. Dedicated in 1995, it commemorates the service and sacrifice of the courageous men and women.

The memorial contains 19 stainless steel figures representing the various branches of the armed forces. The statues also depict a cross-section of the various ethnic groups who fought in the 38 month-long war. The men wear cold-weather ponchos and combat gear as they patrol amidst a patchwork of juniper trees and stones that evoke the rice paddies of Korea. The larger-than-life figures are over 7 feet tall and weigh almost one ton.

The monument has black granite wall that reflects the image of the patrolling service members. This creates the illusion that there are 38 soldiers, which symbolizes the 38th parallel. The wall is 164 feet long and has images etched on its panels. The murals are designed to represent the troops, their equipment and the various forces that supported them during the war.

There is a circular pool encompassed by a grove of trees. The Honor Roll is an interactive display located inside a kiosk at the memorial’s west entrance. A list of the countries that supported the war is inscribed along the base of the memorial. A portion of the wall near the pool bears the inscription: “Freedom Isn’t Free.”




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