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November 1, 2011 Washington DC Part 4 Korean War Memorial   Leave a comment

When visiting Washington DC there are Park Service employees throughout the Mall area.  Have a question, ask a Park Ranger.  They are helpful and obviously have a great deal of pride in their position as ambassador to our Nation’s Monuments and the history they represent.

Korean War Memorial:

Still on Patrol

Fact: The 42nd anniversary of Korean Armistice that ended the Korean War, President Clinton and Kim Young Sam, President of Republic of Korea dedicated The Korean War Veteran’s Memorial.   19 stainless-steel statues patrol the grounds of this memorial

 

Reflections Of The Past

Fact: Black, polished granite etched mural is based on photographs of unknown American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines.  It reflects 19 stain-less steel statues that remain on patrol.

Then and Now –  Stain-less Steel Soldier on  Patrol with Honor Flight Participants Visiting THEIR Memorial

Fact: Since it’s inception Honor Flight Network has brought more than 81,000 veterans (at no cost to the veteran) to visit the memorials built in their honor; World War II, Korean War and Veit Nam  http://www.honorflight.org/about/

 

Next: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jefferson Memorial

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Posted February 17, 2012 by cjaaron1 in Washington DC