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 years of the Korean War.
The War was one of the hardest fought in our history. During its relatively short duration from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, over 36,000 American servicemen and 7,100 Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA) died in hostile actions in the Korean War theater. Of these casualties, 8,200 are listed as missing in action or lost or buried at sea. In addition, 103,284 were wounded during the conflict. The Memorial consists of five parts.