The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located near the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. It was dedicated on July 27, 1995. The Memorial commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million American who served in the U.S. Armed Services during the three-year period of the Korean War. Set on 2.2 acres directly across the reflecting pool from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the $20 million memorial was paid for largely with private donations and is a dramatic
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the countless ways in which Americans answered the call to duty. Another nearby highly polished granite wall bears the words, "Freedom Is Not Free".
This Memorial constitutes a reminder of the dedication of the American fighting solider. Clad in ponchos, armed for combat, they symbolize both the hardship of war and the strength of our nation. The setting is dynamic as the individual statues reflect the trauma and emotions generated by front-line service in war.