Korean War Veterans Memorial


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Korean War Veterans Memorial

Address:c/o National Capital Parks - Central
900 Ohio Dr SW
Washington, DC 20004

Phone:202-426-6841
Web: www.nps.gov/kowa/
Size: 2.2 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 28, 1986; dedicated on July 27, 1995.
Location:Southeast of the Lincoln Memorial on Independence Ave., Washington, DC.
Facilities:Bookstore (near the Lincoln Memorial).
Activities:Ranger talks.
Special Features:Memorial honors the American men and women who served in the Korean War (1950-1953). A grouping of 19 statues of infantry soldiers, created by World War II veteran Frank Gaylord, stands before a polished granite wall bearing the images of support personnel. A granite curb on the north side of the statues lists the 22 countries of the United Nations that sent troops or gave medical support in defense of South Korea.

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Memorial contributions may be sent to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, 10301 McKinstry Mill Rd.
Rodriguez was a member of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board.
The black-tie dinner honoring senators and congressmen who served in Korea raised about $400,000 toward construction of the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the Mall in the nation's capital.
Stilwell (US Army, retired) is chairman of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board.
In a 1989 White House ceremony on Flag Day, President Bush unveiled the design chosen for the Korean War Veterans Memorial, which will feature 38 life-size statues of soldiers on patrol.
On June 14, 1989, in Flag Day ceremonies in the White House Rose Garden, President George Bush unveiled the design chosen for the Korean War Veterans Memorial.
Stilwell (US Army, Retired), chairman of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board; General Andrew J.
The White House ceremony also was attended by members of Congress, the presidentially appointed Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board, members of the American Battle Monument Commission, and other dignitaries who have supported the establishment of a memorial to what some have called "The Forgotten Victory.
The purpose of the Korean War Veterans Memorial is, in the words of the design competition guidelines, to express "the enduring gratitude of the Americans who took part in that conflict and to project the spirit of service, the willingness to sacrifice, and the dedication to the cause of freedom that characterized all participants.

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