Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial
4.5
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
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Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
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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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  • Alejandro B
    Ottawa, Canada971 contributions
    A poignant and touching tribute to the Korean War
    Though this is not among the most famous monuments on the National Mall, I found it very moving when I came across it. Not only did I find the sculptures to be beautiful, their arrangement gave me the sensation of a platoon quietly moving across the countryside, as they prepare to battle enemy forces. A fitting historical tribute and a wonderful work of art.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 December 2022
  • Deana H
    24 contributions
    Seriously awesome memorial
    The etched wall is STUNNING! The men in the trenches is visually eye catching/opening. The Freedom is not free fountain was beautiful. I wish we could have seen it running. All the names. So many names. It was very beautifully done.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 23 January 2023
  • teknoge3k
    Rocky Mount, Virginia1,494 contributions
    Great memorial!
    Fantastic memorial! My grandfather fought in the Korean War, though he was not killed so his name wasn't on the wall. It was sad to see so many names. The memorial itself is very nice, very clean and very well laid out. It's next to the Lincoln Memorial so you can walk over fairly quick.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 19 April 2023
  • dbinhou7511
    Houston, Texas1,563 contributions
    Quite interesting to see at night
    First time to this memorial. Think the artist captured some of the feelings of ground veterans with this memorial. In some ways haunting because no matter where you go around the memorial, there are eyes upon you. There is also a list of names of the fallen. Surprised at the number of Koreans listed as working with the US Army. Glad they are honored too.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Jessica K
    Tarpon Springs, Florida275 contributions
    Korean War Memorial
    This is one of the most beautiful memorials in my opinion. The etched wall, statues and names of those lost are really powerful reminders of how awful wars are. Easy to access, close to the Lincoln Memorial. There are bathrooms nearby and drinking fountains.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • David H
    Bury, United Kingdom1,651 contributions
    Unusual
    I visited on the night tour, but after the tour guide building up the experience, the lights went out just as we approached! Fortunately I had time to pop back the next day to witness this most unusual memorial, with the statues spread out across the site, as if in battle. Very interesting and moving.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 August 2023
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN940 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
I had the same feeling as when I was visiting Vietnam Memorial. I was sad to see so many names on the wall.
Written 27 October 2023
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Whitney D
Racine, WI95 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This specific Memorial always gets to me when you see it. Not only is it unique compared to several memorials in the area but its really powerful. The statues, the name and the etched likeness all really hit you when you walk into the space. Its quite the site to see no matter what time of day and is super impactful.
Written 22 October 2023
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Rob M
Cheyenne, WY7,606 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Wow. The statues are so real and spread out with the natural elements that it's breathtaking. A must stop. Again, it's free, and one can probably hit all the memorials if you start early in the day.
Written 21 October 2023
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Sam
Washington DC, DC11,997 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful memorial for the Veterans and brave military that fought and died for our country. All names are listed next to the U.S. and MIA flag
Written 1 October 2023
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Jaisal9
Arlington VA44 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is the opposite of the 19th Century General on a horse model. It focuses on the human experience of the front line GIs-- each very much that person -- very much living a very hard slog. Beautifully done.
Written 23 September 2023
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,158 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Very vivid and moving tribute to the huge number of lives given during the Korean War. There is an area of soldier statues moving through the battle area in combat gear. Then all the names of those lost or missing are listed in a huge circular wall with water fountains
Written 10 September 2023
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Alberto Peroza
Charleston, SC130 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
I say surreal because you see a place of peace, you see the statues that look real and you can only imagine those great soldiers doing their thing, it is a place that makes you reflect
Written 4 September 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,760 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
I was very impressed with the Korean War Veterans Memorial. The statues of the squad of soldiers in rain gear trudging up the hill are very striking. The inscribed names on the walls is poignant in a manner similar to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The pool of water is very solemn and calming. One question is why there is United Nations flag, considering that the Korean War was conducted under the banner of the United Nations.
Written 30 August 2023
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LC
3 contributions
Aug 2023
This memorial is absolutely gorgeous and moving. Highly recommend seeing it at night for the full experience.
Written 24 August 2023
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David H
Bury, UK1,651 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
I visited on the night tour, but after the tour guide building up the experience, the lights went out just as we approached! Fortunately I had time to pop back the next day to witness this most unusual memorial, with the statues spread out across the site, as if in battle. Very interesting and moving.
Written 17 August 2023
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