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The Korean War memorial is a piece of land with 19 stainless steel soldiers and a clean and shiny wall on the left. The purpose of this memorial is to honor the men who served in the Korean war, it is for those that did not make it, and those who were not found.

The statues were built by Frank Gaylord of Varre, all nineteen of them. There is one of every kind of people that served in the war. One of them is native, one of them is oriental, two are hispanic, etc. All of the memorial was finished on July, 1999. It cost the government $16.5 million dollars. This is no ordinary memorial though, if you look at it from the correct angle, you would see that it reflects, so not being 19 soldiers, but 36. Also right next to the soldiers, there is a fountain with the word on the top, “Freedom is not Free”.

The memorial is to honor the men that served in the Korean war, or as other people call it “the Forgotten War” since this war was never officialy declared but they still fought and Korea was split. North Korea stayed communist and South Korea stayed close to the United States.

The Korean War memorial is a very original and smart sculpture. According to our guide Marissa, it was

ordered to build thirty-six soldiers that would always be there as a wall, but since the steel was expensive, the

artist made nineteen, and a wall so clear that it would reflect. With the reflexion, those nineteen soldiers would

turn into thirty-six. The fountain to the far north with the words “Freedom is not Free” takes legions of people that

fight the war against the communist countries that rule on oppression.

 

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