Korean War Veteran Memorial

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Korean War Veteran Memorial

United StatesKilled in Action:54,246Missing in Action:8,177Prisoners of War:7,140Wounded in Action:103,284


Korean War Veterans Memorial

The memorial commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War.

Frank Gaylord and Louis Nelson are the artists of the memorial

“Our nation honors her sons and daughterswho answered the call to defend a countrythey never knew and a people they never met”

It was dedicated on July 27, 1995.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held in 1992, with President George Bush in attendance

On the south side of the memorial, there are three bushes of South Korea’s national flower, the Rose of Sharon.


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