The first site a visitor will encounter is an open granite open structure with an 7-8 foot bronze solier in raingear leaning on a M-1 rifle. Inside the structure are fuve vertical-at least seven feet in height-bronze plaques that list all 1,508 American miitary personalfrom Massachusetts killer during the Korean War.
Twelve granite benches surround the structure which are:
1, WE GAVE SOME, OTHERS ALL.
2. LET VALOR NOT FAIL.
3. SEMPER FIDELLS
4. KILLER IN ACTION-KOREA-MARCH 27, 1953.
5. AL JOLSOn
6. DEMILITARIED ZONe
7. IN MEMORY OF ALL VETERANS
8.PEACE BE WITH YOU
9. WE REMEMBER OUR FALLEN BROTHERS
10. DUTY HONOR COUNTRY
11. FOR EVER HONORED
12. ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY MASSACHUSETTS.
There is a small bronze plaque titled- Korean Defense Service Memorial. What the plaque stands for is unknown. There is an American soldier with a fence behind the soldier, possible a POW. Beneath the soldier are the following words: ''Dedicated To All Korean Service Veterans Who Serviced In Defence Of The Korean Peninsula And To All Who Paided The Ultimate Sarcifie From July 28, 1954 To Present'
As a visitor steps up to the structure they will hear an auio begin about testimonials and music. I don't know if the granite benches are for sitting, however I didn't sit on a bench, as I consider each bench represents Sacred Ground to a fallen American soldier.
The memorial has red bricks for a walkway, with some bricks having the name of a fallen soldier. There are a number of wooden benches along the walkway. The memorial is just a short walk from the USS Constitution Museum. I shot about 30 photos during my half hour visit. I had no idea the memorial exsited until walking out the museum's doord.
A visit is highly recommended for any veteran of any war.