Located close to the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is a memorial that honors the armed forces that served in the Korean War, which happened from 1950 to 1953.
Dedicated in 1995, this war memorial consists of different parts. There is the Mural Wall, which honors those involved in the war effort. Not just those in the armed forces involved in the actual fighting, but also people like doctors and nurses. Also, there is the Pool of Remembrance, with the quote by it, "Freedom is not free". This is a memorial for those who died, went missing in action or taken prisoners. And the United Nations Wall, to honor the countries that help fight in the Korean War.
But the biggest highlight of all, are the number of statues in the middle of it, called the Field of Service. Representing the different branches of the military, the statues of soldiers in ponchos, marching on a rough terrain in Korea, always on the lookout and high alert. It definitely shows in their facial expressions. This shows how brave the soldiers were in battle, while in the middle of what is more likely, the most terrifying situation of their lives.
Needless to say, this place should not be missed. The quote at the Pool of Remembrance, pretty much sums up this place.
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