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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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Well done - soldiers everywhere - lining the grass in unison. breathtaking, inspiring. This is right near the Lincoln Memorial so a definite must see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well done - soldiers everywhere - lining the grass in unison. breathtaking, inspiring. This is right near the Lincoln Memorial so a definite must see.

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Indian Shores, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was walking to a few large monuments when I noticed this Statue of 3 men in the distance of a park. I walked over and knew before I even read what the Statue was.

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Moreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone who visits Washington should visit this memorial. Its very moving but totally right as a memory to all those lost over there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very sobering, impactful and realistic experience. A must see and do. Be prepared for a very visually moving but educational experience. Very well done in an ideal location. A great visual reminder of a very undesirable time in history and the importance of Not repeating history.

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Dewey, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This memorial is next to the Vietnam memorial. I liked it more at night than day for pictures.They are barely lit up at night so bring a tripod to capture them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite memorials in DC. A group of 19 soldiers who become 38 (38th Parallel) when reflected in the wall to the side of them. A beautiful memorial to our soldiers who fought in Korea. It's very close to the Lincoln Memorial and worth the visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was impressive to see the artistic sculptures of US soldiers in the "forests of Korea". Innfelt they expressed the terror these young soldiers felt when they were fighting in this foreign environment.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There already dressed for it and with the snow falling with the lighting, it looks like they're real, cold and tired. So get in line and start walking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Often something of a forgotten war, this monument ensures that it is brought back to mind for all tourists. The statistics highlighting that whilst US involvement was high, they were by no means the only nation to have casualties was also good to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This memorial, like the Vietnam Memorial, strives to invoke an emotional response from visitors. The soldiers trudging along wearily emphasize the forgotten nature of this conflict that consumed the lives of thousands of young Americans. It is a poignant reminder of their service and sacrifice and well worth your visit.

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