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Korean War Memorial
The Mall
Washington, District of Columbia 20230
Voice: 202-789-7000

General Douglas MacArthur said, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." The statues depicting fighting men on patrol represent the army, navy, Marine Corps, and air force working together for a common goal - victory. A granite mural of over two thousand sandblasted photographs honors the supporting services who provided supply, medical, spiritual, and fire support to the frontline units. The United Nations Wall on the opposite side lists the countries that provided troops, medical support, or supplies to help South Korea. All these elements point toward the Pool of Remembrance where the sacrifice of 54,246 American lives can be contemplated. It is here where an inscription summarizes the true meaning of the memorial: "Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met."

KAT'S VIEW

This memorial had statues there. And there was a fountain with the number of the soldiers who died, went missing, were captured, and were injured. There were pretty etchings on the wall and the statues reflected in the wall if you looked from the right direction.



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