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Korean War Veterans Memorial

10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (National Mall)
(202) 426-6841
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Fee: No
Owner description: This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of... more » Owner description: This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance and the triangular Field of Service depicting 19 soldiers on the field of combat. « less
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a very moving and stirring memorial. It depicts the real soldiers in greater than life size trooping thru a field they all have rain gear on which tells me how unpleasant it was to be there. This is possibly my favorite memorial

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Flint
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The Memorial just takes your breath away with the details and the scenery it encompasses. We were fortunate enough to meet some of the soldiers who fought in this war

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Naperville, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a moving memorial to a war that has been largely forgotten and ignored. Try to go at night it's silent and eire.

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AUCKLAND
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I am a New Zealand Vietnam Vet but the stand out war memorial for me was the Korean one. It was so realistic with the soldiers in their Winter uniforms crossing a field in battle formation. The facial expressions of the soldiers were sombre and graphic.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The sad faces of the soldier's, (statues), say it all. They tower above you, and are walking in the same direction... The expressions on their faces seem 'haunted'... So sad and moving.

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Hulbert, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

this was so moving in the day but at night it was like the troops were moving and watching you you have to go at night it will freak u out

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West Valley City, Utah
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This memorial is a very emotionally moving experience. The wall with it's ghostly like figures was especially memorable for me. I would recommend that you stop here and reflect on our history for a while.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

You must visit this memorial, it is simply striking I'm so glad to have gotten to see it, in all it's splendour, it is a work of art, yet it portrays war, and the faces of the soldiers show how brutal war can be, see also at the very top of this memorial, the reflecting pool, just sit awhile and... More

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Brooklyn Center
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Korean War, also known as the forgotten war is one few know much about. With just a bit of knowledge before visiting one can grasp the nature of the conflict and appreciate the spectacular job done by the artist and designers of this amazing monument. The individual statues of the soldiers are at once haunting and beautiful. In their... More

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

As a whole: Interesting and aesthetically pleasing. Loved the trimmed trees and plants; nice statues. Benches nearby. Nice monuments.

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