National Mall Monuments: The Korean War Veterans Memorial

Written by
Jason Barnette
Posted on
September 10, 2014
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Written by
Jason Barnette
Posted on
September 10th, 2014
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The beautifully designed Korean War Veterans Memorial was built around the concept of larger than life statues depicting the men who served during this war in American history, and they will stare right back at you. The memorial is easily accessed along the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial, making it a very popular place for tourists year round. It’s also a great place to visit if you lost a loved one during this war from decades ago.

The open air memorial is easy to explore along the flat concrete paths, making it accessible to those with walking disabilities. A reflecting pool at the far end of the memorial provides a sense of tranquility in what is otherwise a very chaotic place to visit during the peak tourism seasons.

Korean War Veterans Memorial Photos

Individual statue soldiers at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette

The memorial consists of several slightly-larger-than-life statues dressed for different roles played by the Armed Services during the war.

A statue is reflected in the wall of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Copyright 2014 Jason Barnette

The wall is meant to be highly reflective and create the illusion of twice as many statues at the memorial.

If you would like to view more photos from The National Mall in Washington, D.C., please visit my website at http://photography.southeasterntraveler.com/Washington-DC/The-National-Mall/

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