Korean War Veterans Memorial

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Korean War Veterans Memorial

This monument, which honors the 12 million Americans who fought in the Cold War conflict in Korea, features 19 battle-clad, seven-foot soldiers slogging across a V-shaped field towards a distant US flag. Their finely detailed faces reflect the fatigue and pain of battle, while bulky packs show beneath their ponchos. Reflected in the polished granite wall, these 19 become 38—in reference to the 38th parallel separating North and South Korea. Unlike the wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, this shows a subtle mural sandblasted into rock, a photo-montage of the support troops—drivers and medics, nurses and chaplains.


Venue name: Korean War Veterans Memorial
Address: The Mall, SW
Washington, DC

Cross street: at Daniel French Drive & Independence Avenue
Transport: Smithsonian Metro
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Very cool memorial. Anywhere you stand, one soldier will be looking at you.