Korean War Veterans Memorial

Washington, DC

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The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located off French Drive SW in Washington, DC.

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated on July 2, 1995. It cost $18 million to construct the memorial, all funds were donated. There are a total of nineteen foot soldiers in combat uniforms: four Army troops, three Marines, one Navy corpsman, and one Air Force forward observer. The highly reflective granite wall that stands to the right of the statues makes it look like there are 38 soldiers, which is symbolic of the 38th parallel that divides North and South Korea.

The wall itself is quite beautiful. The wall is inscribed with the words "Freedom Is Not Free", and it has 2,500 images of nurses, chaplains, mechanics, etc etched in the stone.

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