Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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  • teknoge3k
    Rocky Mount, Virginia1,555 contributions
    Great memorial!
    Fantastic memorial! My grandfather fought in the Korean War, though he was not killed so his name wasn't on the wall. It was sad to see so many names. The memorial itself is very nice, very clean and very well laid out. It's next to the Lincoln Memorial so you can walk over fairly quick.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 19, 2023
  • dbinhou7511
    Houston, Texas1,646 contributions
    Quite interesting to see at night
    First time to this memorial. Think the artist captured some of the feelings of ground veterans with this memorial. In some ways haunting because no matter where you go around the memorial, there are eyes upon you. There is also a list of names of the fallen. Surprised at the number of Koreans listed as working with the US Army. Glad they are honored too.
    Visited March 2023
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Jessica K
    Tarpon Springs, Florida278 contributions
    Korean War Memorial
    This is one of the most beautiful memorials in my opinion. The etched wall, statues and names of those lost are really powerful reminders of how awful wars are. Easy to access, close to the Lincoln Memorial. There are bathrooms nearby and drinking fountains.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2023
  • David H
    Bury, United Kingdom1,651 contributions
    Unusual
    I visited on the night tour, but after the tour guide building up the experience, the lights went out just as we approached! Fortunately I had time to pop back the next day to witness this most unusual memorial, with the statues spread out across the site, as if in battle. Very interesting and moving.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 17, 2023
  • SteveK28762
    Worcestershire, United Kingdom95 contributions
    Never fails to move me.
    The USA, and Washington DC in particular, knows how to honour its servicemen and women. Part of visiting Washington DC is to respect those that have passed, and be moved by the way they are remembered. I have visited a few times now and am always moved by the different monuments, (Korean War, Vietnam War, World War II) and how beautifully they have been created, set out, and maintained. The scale of the names of those that have been lost is devastating. It seems weird to say this is enjoyable, but these places are so impressive. Be prepared to have your breath taken away.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
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Bea
703 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Truly amazing, especially when seen in the evening. Soldiers in trenches, ''Freedom is not Free'' fountain, etched wall, many names of fallen heroes. Truly beautiful and impressive.
Written December 13, 2023
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LisaMNUSA
Saint Paul, MN990 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
I had the same feeling as when I was visiting Vietnam Memorial. I was sad to see so many names on the wall.
Written October 27, 2023
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Whitney D
Racine, WI95 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This specific Memorial always gets to me when you see it. Not only is it unique compared to several memorials in the area but its really powerful. The statues, the name and the etched likeness all really hit you when you walk into the space. Its quite the site to see no matter what time of day and is super impactful.
Written October 22, 2023
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Rob M
Cheyenne, WY7,610 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Wow. The statues are so real and spread out with the natural elements that it's breathtaking. A must stop. Again, it's free, and one can probably hit all the memorials if you start early in the day.
Written October 21, 2023
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Sam
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia12,099 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful memorial for the Veterans and brave military that fought and died for our country. All names are listed next to the U.S. and MIA flag
Written October 1, 2023
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Jaisal9
Arlington VA44 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is the opposite of the 19th Century General on a horse model. It focuses on the human experience of the front line GIs-- each very much that person -- very much living a very hard slog. Beautifully done.
Written September 23, 2023
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,168 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Very vivid and moving tribute to the huge number of lives given during the Korean War. There is an area of soldier statues moving through the battle area in combat gear. Then all the names of those lost or missing are listed in a huge circular wall with water fountains
Written September 10, 2023
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Alberto Peroza
Charleston, SC130 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
I say surreal because you see a place of peace, you see the statues that look real and you can only imagine those great soldiers doing their thing, it is a place that makes you reflect
Written September 4, 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,814 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
I was very impressed with the Korean War Veterans Memorial. The statues of the squad of soldiers in rain gear trudging up the hill are very striking. The inscribed names on the walls is poignant in a manner similar to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The pool of water is very solemn and calming. One question is why there is United Nations flag, considering that the Korean War was conducted under the banner of the United Nations.
Written August 30, 2023
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LC
3 contributions
Aug 2023
This memorial is absolutely gorgeous and moving. Highly recommend seeing it at night for the full experience.
Written August 24, 2023
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