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“Reflections of the Past”

Korean War Veterans Memorial
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Owner description: 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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“Reflections of the Past”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was our first viewing of the Korean War Memorial. It was made especially interesting because a gentleman began telling us in vivid detail of how accurate it was, You see, he had been in the Korean War and remembered clearly the men, the gear, the rain and those heavy tarp ponchos that they wore. He was our unofficial interpreter of the memorial.We so appreciated his testimony to that time in his life, and his addition to our knowledge of the moments in front of us.
While viewing the standing, marching figures of the memorial, be sure to look into the wall just beyond and see the reinfections of these heroes as they continue on marching through our history and remember that there are still some present in our daily living lives. Respect.

Visited May 2014
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“Korean War Veterans Memorial - brilliant.”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Is something else that you must see in DC when you are there. Walking distance with the Lincoln Memorial / WWII memorial / Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Visited June 2014
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Caulfield, Australia
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“Well worth visiting at night too”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited the Korean War Veterans Memorial twice - night and day. As moving as it is in the daylight, the whole scene takes on a mystical atmosphere at night.
Please, pay your respects at this memorial.

Visited June 2014
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Columbia, Maryland
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“OK Memorial”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

The memorial was a good one, but compared to all the others out there, it was just OK. It was nice to see the statues of the soldiers mimicking going through rice patties and the etchings of faces. Interesting site.

Visited June 2014
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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“Eerily moving”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is one of our favorite memorials. We saw this memorial for the first time at night and it was breathtaking! The statues of the soldiers are eerie, but lifelike in the dark, and by the expressions on their faces they portray the horror of what it must have been like to be in battle, never knowing what was going to happen next. Easily causing a chill and teary eyes, this touching memorial is not to be missed and if you can see it in the evening, all the better.

Visited June 2014
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