Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Bowling Green • 4 min walk
  • Whitehall St – South Ferry • 4 min walk

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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,948 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
To try and make sure wars do not happen it is important that there are memorials to former wars. Hopefully mistakes will not be made and disputes beginning.

There is a memorial in Battery Park to the veterans of the Korean War with a tasteful monument.
Written 10 December 2023
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MJH1
Bedfordshire, UK6,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Found the memorial whilst in battery park contemplating whether to bother with the queue for the Statue of Liberty tour
Hadn’t realised just how many countries had been involved in the conflict nor the colossal waste of life
Written 18 February 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,787 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
The Korean memorial sits on the edge of the Hudson river and has the statute of Liberty sitting in the background. Recommended.
Written 5 February 2022
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AndyB5542
Minneapolis, MN4,351 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
The Korean War memorial is in the battery right by where you can catch the boat to the Statue of Liberty.

It is worth making a stop on the way, to pay your respects for the veterans of the Korean War.
Written 1 July 2021
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA25,273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
So many cool sculptures and memorials in Battery Park and the Korean War Veterans Memorial is no exception. Nice to see and remember family who served!
Written 20 January 2020
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Travelingover50
Sandwich, MA1,132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Located in battery park on the wharf this Korean War memorial of a soldier is beautiful. It’s tastefully done and beckons you to come closer. To ponder the sacrifices made and to remember those who have fallen!
Written 14 August 2019
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Tallian G
Austria999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
There is a lot of statue and monument in NYC about wars. Here is one of them in Battery Park.
Before our ship arrived we had made a walk in the park, it was worth it.
Written 27 May 2019
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
It always baffles me how the Korean War was dubbed “Forgotten War”. How could you forget a war where more than 50,000 American lives were lost in the battle against the evil of communist regimes?

It is so inspiring to see beautifully done Korean War Memorial in Washington DC and more modest but very meaningful Korean War Veterans Memorial in NYC Battery Park. We as a nation have finally understood the importance of the Korean War and paid tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

The silhouette of a soldier carved in black granite faces the bay with the Statue of Liberty on the background. A poignant reminder about the cost of freedom. Well done!
Written 3 January 2019
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Andrew R
Crewe, UK2,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
This is a memorial to the Korean War veterans and important in that it allows you to reflect on the sacrifices made for the freedom of others, while smaller than the one in Washington DC it is an interesting silhouette of a GI in the Field
Written 21 October 2018
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,679 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
As soon as I saw the 15-feet-high, black-granite obelisk with a huge cutout of a soldier from afar, I knew it had to be related to war. When I got closer, I learned that it was one of the first Korean War Veterans memorials to be erected in the United States (1991). It honors the military personnel from 22 countries, who served in the United Nations-sponsored mission that went on between 1950 and 1953. The monument displays a mosaic flag for each country.

Though I found the soldier's silhouette, known as the Universal Soldier, to be extremely meaningful for all that it represented, I thought the statistics on the ground's gray granite paving blocks brought home the price of war. The blocks are inscribed with the number of dead, wounded and missing in action from the participating countries. Figures for the United States: Died, 54,246; Wounded, 103,248; Missing, 8,197.

The view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island contribute to the poignancy of the site. This memorial is located in Battery Park, north of Castle Clinton and was designed by artist Mac Adams.
Written 10 October 2018
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