Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington DC

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Dressed in full combat gear, 19 larger-than-life steel soldiers walk through a field at Korean War Veterans Memorial. The steel figures, designed by sculptor Frank Gaylord, stand about 2.2 m (7.5 ft) high, each weighing nearly 500 kg (1,000 lbs). The memorial also includes a shallow pool of remembrance, lined with black granite and surrounded by a grove of linden trees and benches. The trees create a barrel effect, allowing the sunlight to reflect on the surface of the water. Inscriptions list the numbers of U.S. and United Nations troops killed, wounded, and missing. A final granite wall bears a message often heard around the world, "Freedom Is Not Free." Find out how to plan Washington DC trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • An amazing memorial that made me think, made me stop and look whenever we were in the area, well worth a visit. 
    An amazing memorial that made me think, made me stop and look whenever we were in the area, well worth a visit.  more »
  • When I saw this memorial it was like I was in Korea. I have visited Korea and can imagine what it must been like for these men. When you see these larger than life size statues of men in battle... 
    When I saw this memorial it was like I was in Korea. I have visited Korea and can imagine what it must been like for these men. When you see these larger than life size statues of men in battle...  more »
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  • Tastefully done memorial.
  • One of the spot where you feel proud about the soldiers who has fought for the nation. It has prototypes of scenario in Korea the soldiers fought . It has details and pictures on the wall. This place is but kind of hidden from the main loop just search in map and walk towards it and it just beside Lincoln memorial

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