Korean War Veterans Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in the National Mall area in Washington, DC, not far from the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflection Pool. This memorial was constructed to remember the US and United Nation soldiers who died or were missing in action during the Korean War in 1950-1953. The memorial includes 19 figures of soldiers representing all branches of the armed forces, depicted as a patrol squad on duty on a rugged Korean terrain, a granite wall with more than 2,500 photographic archival images of troops etched, and a shallow pool called the Pool of Remembrance with inscription listing the number of casualties from the war.

I’ve visited this memorial both during the day and at night. It’s pretty cool to see these soldier figures that looked quite realistic. At night, when these figures were lighted dimly, it looked like you’re looking at ghostly figures (since the soldier figures were light-colored stainless steel, and they were depicted as wearing raincoats).

The photo below was taken during a visit in an afternoon. You can see the realistic look of the soldier’s face, and the other soldier figures in the background forming a patrol squad.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

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