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Korean War Veterans Memorial

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Address: 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: (202) 426-6841
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Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance...
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.
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This is a must see - chilling to see at night under the lights But most definitely great during the day too so you can really see the etchings along the wall

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Ohio
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Grand Rapids, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must see - chilling to see at night under the lights But most definitely great during the day too so you can really see the etchings along the wall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We took a night time bus tour of the city. One of the stops was the Lincoln Memorial. And a short walk from that, is the Korean War memorial. Don't miss this one. It is eerie at night. The way the statues are lit up give them a ghost like appearance. The detail is amazing. Don't miss this one!

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Roseville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

When I first visited this site, a security guard told me to come back and see it in the dark. It is inspiring in daylight, but in the dark it's spooky and gives an uneasy sense like the soldiers might have felt walking through the jungle with mist and dense vegetation. It's like the soldiers are always looking over their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

As people walk by the cameras are trying there best to capture just a bit of this. The reverence of this place is overwhelming. No voices can be heard but yet people understand why there around. Respect to those that have died and gave all that they could. I was honored and inspired by just getting a small glimpse on... More 

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Hollywood, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I can only have faith that those who are memorialized here are aware of the awe inspiring monument that honors their sacrifice. I know that when I visit every year I am grateful that someone so talented used their gifts to create such a perfectly fitting experience. Walk amongst them for yourself and see what I mean. Sit with them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

An awesome memorial. Very powerful and meaningful experience. Very simple yet it says so much. Don't miss this memorial.

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Genoa, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Visited this memorial on a Walk of the Town tour. I balked at the casualty numbers that occurred in such a brief time period. I really knew nothing about the Korean War prior to our visit here and this was an education lesson and a fantastic tribute. I have heard that it is more powerful and chilling at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I probably know more about the Korea War than most people, but even I learned something here. A great memorial to a great war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The etched faces on the wall are haunting and beautifully detailed (laser etched). I understand the sculptures of the marching troops adjoining the wall are something to see at night, when the figures give off an eerie glow due to a specially applied coating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I find myself volunteering to clean this memorial often and enjoy it every time I go. The statues are well put together and in the formation a platoon would walk to sweep an area. The last trip I took my teenage daughter and she too enjoyed the artistry of the memorial.

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