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Korean War Veterans Memorial

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Address: 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC, DC 20002
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+1 202-426-6841
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This memorial to Korean War veterans consists of the Pool of Remembrance...

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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The forgotten war

A great reminder and tribute to those who sacrificed for our great country. The setting of soldiers climbing amidst the greenery conveys a feeling of both confusion and... read more

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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great reminder and tribute to those who sacrificed for our great country. The setting of soldiers climbing amidst the greenery conveys a feeling of both confusion and determination.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a striking and unconventional memorial with the soldiers larger than life walking forward in an eternal march. At night the lighting is so effective, you actually give pause as you are walking toward them. Awesome. The best photos of the entire trip were taken here.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The statues depicting a V formation of soldiers was very humbling as a symbol of the soldiers marching into war.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I find this memorial so touching and haunting. The soldier sculpture at the lower right side of the triangle appears to stare right at you as you come up the walkway. Striking design of this memorial. The granite wall along the side has etchings as well (that I did not notice years ago when I first visited)... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My favorite memorial in DC, you can see the anguish on the faces of the soldiers. Go at night, it is even more respectful and powerful. 19 soldiers patrolling with their reflections on the memorial wall = 38 representing the 38th parallel of the Korean War. There's always unique meaning at these monuments.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The placement of the statues of men serving in the Korean War is very thought-inspiring. I visited this site both at day and at night - each time giving a new perspective of this display.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fascinating sculpture and very moving, well worth the walk. I have never seen anything so realistic or moving. Perhaps the best thing on the mall. A real must.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My Dad fought in this war. Seeing the sculptures of the soldiers on patrol was very overwhelming. The wall of names is a must see.

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London, United Kingdom
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The Korean War memorial doesn't get as much attention as the more controversial Vietnam memorial ... but is equally impressive, moving and original in its design. There is a similar memorial in Canberra (Australia), but not of the same scale or grandeur. There is of course no reason to choose between the Korean and Vietnam memorials, as they sit comfortably... More 

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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been to the Vietnam memorial and it's powerful But this one took me by surprise. It is artistically beautiful and the reflection of the statue soldiers in the polished wall were utterly breathtaking.

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