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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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Enjoyed this memorial - the statues are almost life-like, and it feels like they are always looking at you - no matter where you stand. The reflections in the marble are awesome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed this memorial - the statues are almost life-like, and it feels like they are always looking at you - no matter where you stand. The reflections in the marble are awesome, and the quote in the marble says it all.

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Minneapolis, Mn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a thoughtfully created memorial to veterans of the Korean War. It gets visitors thinking about what soldiers in that war faced. Definitely worth a visit.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Quite an unique memorial. The fact that it depicts the battlefield so well and in a sober manner is amazing.

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Rijswijk -the Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It's a dramtic sight all the names on the wall...the soldiers..I can't describe it you have to see it for yourself.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We dropped by this memorial while strolling across the national mall. The park is wonderful and a great place to take a rest if you need one. The memorial is well preserved and touching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was possibly my favorite memorial due to its uniqueness and level of detail. Would recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My nephew & I went on an iTour of the military memorials--I cannot recommend it enough. We saw almost every memorial in D.C and Rosslyn in one day. The guide was fantastic. This memorial was my favorite--so haunting--you could have been among the platoon on the march. Really does justice to the veterans of this War.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Of all the memorials visited by my son and I during our walk along the National Mall and its Reflecting Pool, this was most interesting to see, along with the Lincoln sculpture, because of its detailed life size imagery of our common foot soldiers on actual mission captured in sculpture. I can't speak for daytime viewing, but as for nighttime... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I found the Korean War memorial to be the most moving of all of the war memorials on the national mall. The memorial is a statue of a platoon of soldiers I patrol walking through a green field of evergreen bushes of ankle height. All the soldiers are in different poses and represent the different members of a platoon.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I think all Americans should visit this site. Washington DC is a treasure trove of history and education. Please see my review on the US Capitol.

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