Korean War Veterans Memorial

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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  • Jessica K
    Tarpon Springs, Florida453 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Korean War Memorial
    This is one of the most beautiful memorials in my opinion. The etched wall, statues and names of those lost are really powerful reminders of how awful wars are. Easy to access, close to the Lincoln Memorial. There are bathrooms nearby and drinking fountains.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • David H
    Bury, United Kingdom1,637 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual
    I visited on the night tour, but after the tour guide building up the experience, the lights went out just as we approached! Fortunately I had time to pop back the next day to witness this most unusual memorial, with the statues spread out across the site, as if in battle. Very interesting and moving.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 17, 2023
  • montanapescado
    Albuquerque, New Mexico1,361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The most gripping of all the war memorials
    For me, this is the ultimate war memorial. While uniformly gray, the Pancho clad statues slogging through the field have a compelling life to them. Pro tip: try to go at dusk for maximum effect. One of my visits was on a very foggy evening, which was positively overwhelming.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 1, 2024
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JAG
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The Korean war seems a small and distant war compared to the World Wars, and this monument never got the attention of the Vietnam Wall. But it is a deeply moving memorial nonetheless. The number of people killed, from so many different countries, in this war (recorded on the monument walls) is astounding. The life-size sculptures of combatants reflect the diversity of those who participated. The effect of walking through the ensemble is intensely moving, yet beautiful. This is a much under-appreciated monument, and must be seen first-hand.
Written February 11, 2020
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Anthony C
Guisborough, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We had heard about this memorial & wanted to go see it.
We were taken aback as we arrived, as you approach it you see the statues so servicemen on patrol,so carrying weapons others radio sets you could imagine that you are watching a patrol a the as they walk through the bushes.there is a polished wall behind these statues that is etched with images of this war
Written March 17, 2020
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ShelleyOC88
Billericay, UK1,195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
The detail of what this memorial represents is so moving. A must visit to see it in person. It’s near the Lincoln memorial so it’s a nice walk around the reflection pool to see these and many others memorials and statues.
Written March 15, 2020
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cp_0010
Manama, Bahrain1,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Visited this memorial on our US visit with SOTC group. The Korean War Memorial is located near the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The memorial commemorates the sacrifices of nearly 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year Korean War in which over 36,000 Americans died. Of these, 8,200 were listed as missing in action or lost or buried at sea. The war is believed to be one of the most hard fought wars of the last century.
The Memorial has four parts. 1st is "The Statues" which consists of 19 stainless steel 7 ft tall statues. 2nd is Mural wall which portrays images of the war and is extending to 164 ft. Next is pool of remembrance and last is UN wall.
Written May 24, 2020
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,678 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
I visited the Korean War Veterans Memorial with my son when we were in DC. The memorial consists of statues representing those who served in the war. It also has a beautiful highly polished wall with images of those who served. Because the wall has a high polish it is reflective. When you look at it you see a reflection of yourself and you can’t help but see yourself reflected in the people who served. It is meant to personalize and humanize the experience. It is a beautiful monument and definitely worth a visit.
Written May 12, 2020
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Alexa8776
Houston, TX926 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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erbyjones
Northern Virginia, VA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I was surprised to see a platoon of statues posed in reconnaissance. I found the display unusual and solemn. Adjacent to the statues is a black wall with etched like photos. Nearby is a fountain that lists the name of the UN countries that participated. I had no idea that so other many men in the UN military had died. Recommend.
Written March 9, 2020
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,415 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
This memorial is a very clever design with the sculptures set amongst the bushes. The granite wall has beautiful pictures etched into it. It is right next to the Vietnam memorial. So can visit a couple all at once.
Written January 18, 2020
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James G
Fairfax County, VA182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
For me, this is the ultimate war memorial. While uniformly gray, the Pancho clad statues slogging through the field have a compelling life to them. Pro tip: try to go at dusk for maximum effect. One of my visits was on a very foggy evening, which was positively overwhelming.
Written March 1, 2024
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