The Korean War Memorial

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The National Mall in Washington, D.C. is filled with monuments meant to inform and move. Of these, none personifies the humanity of war like the Korean War Memorial. It features nineteen stainless steel statues representing Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force members who served. At around seven feet tall, they are just slightly larger than life and look like they could step through the junipers and begin talking to you.

Look closely at the wall and you’ll see the reflections of those statues.

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The dedication stone summarizes the significance beautifully.

Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.