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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References in periodicals archive ?
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, 10301 McKinstry Mill Rd., New Windsor, MD 21776-7903.
The monument will be located on the edge of the Tidal Basin, between the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the FDR Memorial.
Incidentally, the Texas Korean War Veterans Memorial (and very likely, many other state memorials) is dedicated to all Texans who served in the war, but honors by name those killed as a result of hostile action in Korea.
Where the Vietnam memorial is dominated by the names of those killed there, the national Korean War Veterans Memorial features faces.
51st Armistice Anniversary of the Korean War and 9th Anniversary of the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Washington Mall, Washington, D.C.
Rodriguez was a member of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board.
President George Bush saluted veterans of the Korean War at a May 1 fund-raiser at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, saying the war "laid the foundation for the march of democracy we are seeing today around the world." 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.
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.
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."

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