Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington DC

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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RVSVD
Spring Branch, TX299 contributions
Jun 2022
A must visit. This depiction of troops walking in formation really hit me. Seeing the statues walking in formation brought back so many memories for me when I served. These guys went through so much, our country needs to thank them. Great work from the memorial staff keeping up the grounds and such an excellent piece of work.
Written June 13, 2022
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DLP
New Jersey1,738 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
This is one of my favorite monuments in DC. Visited at night this trip and found it to be more powerful and moving then when visited during the day. The lifelike statues trying to find their way in the dark gave me chills and the faces etched in the wall were a strong reminder of this “forgotten” war.
Written February 24, 2020
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drtom100
Idaho291 contributions
Apr 2022
When I saw this memorial it was like I was in Korea. I have visited Korea and can imagine what it must been like for these men. When you see these larger than life size statues of men in battle your heart breaks for them. This was almost as moving for me as the Viet Nam Memorial Wall. The difference was that I didn't know any men who died in Korea, but close friends of mine are listed on the Wall. No American should miss any of these memorials.
Written April 19, 2022
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Bill K
Mantorville, MN6,099 contributions
Mar 2022
This memorial is so well done. It is currently being renovated to add a large stone tribute wall with all of the names of those who died in this war. This memorial is best viewed at night during the summer/fall when the bushes surrounding the statues is grown out.
Written March 27, 2022
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Stephen S
Petal, MS515 contributions
Dec 2021
There was some repairs and renovations being made when we were there so part of it was closed. I had visited before so I had experience all of the memorial. I only wish my wife could have seen the complete memorial. Even so, I am always amazed and the life that seems to exude from the statues and others were telling us how the place seems haunted at night with the lifelike statues of the soldiers. Beyond that, this is another tribute and memorial to those that gave all for this county during the Korean War. Make sure you walk through while visiting the other monuments.
Written January 20, 2022
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Glenda C
Jones, OK129 contributions
May 2022
My heart always breaks when I look into the eyes of the soldiers. They seem so life-like. The artist truly captured the exhausted look of torment in their eyes. It is another memorial that helps us to remember the sacrifices of so many for our freedoms.
Written May 26, 2022
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James G
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa133 contributions
Jun 2020
If I had to pick one favorite memorial, this is it. I think it is best viewed early in the morning when the fog is lifting. It is really neat how the statues seem to be moving through the shrubs. This is another memorial I had missed for year but I try to make sure I go to anytime I am on the mall.
Written May 19, 2021
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richard sargent
35 contributions
Apr 2022
two things you must do is note how realistic looking these statues are. Made the hair on my neck stand up. Just as if they were humans frozen in time. The expressions on their faces is so lifelike with emotion. Each one is worth the time to study. Second thing is to go back at night and watch as lights pass across their faces from the traffic.
Written April 19, 2022
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Alexa8776
Houston, TX916 contributions
Oct 2020
My dad was in the war and I always visit this stunning monument each and every time I travel to DC. It is so very realistic - yet moving. Although a short (three year) war, the ghost like statues walk through Juniper bushes to symbolize the rice paddies of Korea. It is breathtaking.
Written October 20, 2020
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R F
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I’ve lived in DC for nearly 15 years now. This is always one of my favorite. Please go see it in evening or twilight. The etchings on the wall when illuminated are hauntingly beautiful. And during blizzards the snow reminds me of O’Briens the things they carried.
Written February 11, 2020
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