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National Korean War Memorial

Thirty years after the American men and women of the Korean War came home, Congress at last recognized their sacrifice and record of selfless services by authorizing a new Korean War Veterans Memorial.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial honors those Americans who served our country under trying of circumstances, and those who gave their lives for the cause of freedom. 

  • The Academy Black granite wall etched with a symbolic mural, stands 165 feet long and ranging in height from eleven to 4 1/2 feet as the terrain rises

  • The sandblasted mural incorporates more than twenty four thousand faces computer-copied from anonymous photographs at the National Archives

  • Bands of polished granite across the memorial's ground suggest the tilled terrain in parts of Korea