The Korean War Veterans Memorial is located near the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It was dedicated on July 27, 1995. The Memorial was designed and financed by private contributions and erected under the auspices of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board composed of Korean War veterans appointed by President Reagan. The memorial commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War. The War was one of the most hard fought in our history. During its relatively short duration from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, 36,574 Americans died in hostile actions in the Korean War theater. Of these, 8,200 are listed as missing in action or lost or buried at sea. In addition, 103,284 were wounded during the conflict.
Our guided walking tour will begin at the National World War II Memorial (Ranger Contact Station) before proceeding to the Korean War Veterans Memorial. This program is led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of Washington, DC History & Culture.
Registration: FREE - this event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend, including children and groups. Unfortunately, non-service animals are not able to participate due to National Park Service regulations.
Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it’s on our calendar, then we’re proceeding as scheduled.
Meeting Point: at the National World War II Memorial Ranger Contact Station (1750 Independence Avenue SW).
Ending Point: The Korean War Veterans Memorial is our official ending point but afterward you are welcome to join us in walking to the Smithsonian Metro station.
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This program is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.
“Bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”
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When: Thursday, Jul. 26 - 10:30 pm
Friday, Jul. 27 12:00 am
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