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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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You have to visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial at night. The life sized soldiers on patrol are unnerving. You see them hunched over in their parkas and helmets carrying... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Stockton, California, United States
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Stockton, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

You have to visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial at night. The life sized soldiers on patrol are unnerving. You see them hunched over in their parkas and helmets carrying their weapons and they simply seem to be moving. It is very moving.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The array of soldiers marching through a field, and the detail of each and every soldier is breath taking. As we stopped to look at many of the individual statues we could see even the fine lines on the faces of the soldiers who were on the march.... incredible details to honor the soldiers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Very nice to look at something different from a normal monument and well put together. Enjoyed the beauty of the memorial and would recommend a visit when doing the monument tour, very close to Lincoln monument.

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The monument consists of somewhat stylized figures of soldiers trudging along in cold / wet weather gear. Korea was the first of America's undeclared wars - a "Police Action" on the heels of WW2 that does not get much attention in history classes. There is not any explanation here either but the expressions on the faces of the statues say... More 

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Kent, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The memorial has several nice elements; the size is not particularly large and the elements seem a bit disconnected style-wise but it was humbling to see it. It was extremely crowded with many floral arrangements; picture taking was a bit of a challenge.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It seemed like a riff on the Vietnam War Memorial but without the same emotional effect. I'm certainly sure I could not have done better. But for me, who had a uncle who served 3 years in the war in the Airborne group, was captured, escaped, was shot up and had what we would now call PTSD, I didn't get... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I am here every trip to honor my father and all other Veterans. I find it very interesting at night or in the morning on a foggy day

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting reflection of 19 figures in a backdrop making a total of 38 images, representing the 38th parallel that divides Korea.

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Maidstone, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is, as far as I am concerned, the most moving and emotional monument to a War which cost so many lives

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Dungarvan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have never seen a war memorial quite like this. I don't want to give to much away but suffice it to say that it is a very striking memorial

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