I came to this city on business trip, walked around, ran around the sights, and came to the Korean War Veterans (Dead Soldiers) Memorial, which was built in Washington, DC in 1995 to commemorate the American soldiers and United Nations soldiers who died in the Korean War. The establishment of such a "Monument for Korean War Veterans (Deaths)" was mentioned after the completion of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall. The U.S. Congress authorized the U.S. War Memorial Committee to establish such a memorial to honor American men and women who have served the country in North Korea (Public Law 99-572 was filed on October 28, 1986). The then President Ronald Reagan immediately appointed a Korean War Memorial Wall Advisory Group to help carry out this work. In September 1988, the United States War Memorial Committee approved the National Mall in Washington DC where the planned memorial wall is located, southwest of the Ash Woods Lincoln Memorial. President Bush Sr. laid the foundation stone for the memorial park on June 14, 1992. On July 27, 1995, the 42nd anniversary of the Armistice Agreement of the Korean War, President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young Sam attended the opening ceremony. This is a building designed and managed by the "Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee and the American War Memorial Committee". Now, Guangli of the memorial pass has been handed over to the National Mall and Historical Memorial Park Group of the National Park Service. This monument is built in a triangular inner wall. The wall is about 50 meters long and about 20 cm thick. More than 100 tons of Academy Black black granite was shipped from California. There are more than 2500 photographs or archive photos by sandblasting. Presented on the wall. The circle contains a memorial pool, a shallow pool of black granite with a diameter of 9 meters, and is surrounded by a tree. Inscribe the number of dead, injured, missing and imprisoned.
It echoes the Vietnam War Monument in the distance, and there is a reflection pool in between. This monument does not have the solemnity of the Vietnam War. There are many white relief figures on the same material, and there are many sculptures in the small flower pond next to it.
On the southwest side of the Lincoln Memorial is the Korean War Memorial. After the tour, what is left is marvel.
Marvel at the simplicity of the idea. The inscription "Freedom is not free" on the black granite is a real truth.
Marvel at the exquisite design. 19 stainless steel soldier statues are reflected on the monument wall. 38 soldiers are telling people that war starts on the 38th parallel and ends on the 38th parallel ~ peace is more important than war.
This is to commemorate a wrong war fought at the wrong time, at the wrong place, and with the wrong opponent in American history. A scene of the Korean War may be Changjin Lake or Qingchuan River. Soldiers may be advancing or running away.
Introduce Shangganling in the Korean War. The inevitable memory of US military history. On October 14, the U.S. Army launched the Jinhua offensive. The United Nations has invested three infantry divisions, eight regiments and two independent battalions. A regiment of airborne troops, 324 artillery, 181 tanks, and more than 3,000 sorties of aircraft. The total strength is more than 60,000! At that time, both the enemy and ours, including Panmunjom, were waiting for the battle in Shangganling.
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