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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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If you are hitting the national mall then make sure you stroll over to this memorial and honor those fallen and pay remembrance.
If you are hitting the national mall then make sure you stroll over to this memorial and honor those fallen and pay remembrance. more »
I did not expect this memorial to be so moving -- but it was. I was interested to see that the Memorial includes the names of Korean soldiers who fought with the Americans. It is located near the...
I did not expect this memorial to be so moving -- but it was. I was interested to see that the Memorial includes the names of Korean soldiers who fought with the Americans. It is located near the... more »
I LOVED this memorial! My father would have been 88 yesterday and he served in the Korean War so for me this was a very personal place to visit. To stand amongst the statues representing soldiers from more than a dozen countries and look at their facial expressions was very impactful. I am so happy that they are renovating the memorial and I can’t wait to visit it again once the renovations are complete. The reflection wall is really impressive as well.
My favorite of the war memorials! The soldier statues look so lifelike! It was also so awesome to see so many bouquets sent from Korea thanking our soldiers and honoring their sacrifice!
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