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Korean War Contemplative Bench

 
 
Korean War Contemplative Bench Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
1. Korean War Contemplative Bench Marker
Inscription.
“The beginning of the end of war lies in remembrance.”
Herman Wouk

In sacred memory of those Americans who gave their lives during the Korean War, 1950 - 1953.

54,246 Died. 8,177 Missing in Action.
389 Unaccounted for P.O.W.

First International Tribute, July 27, 1987.
 
Erected 1987 by No Greater Love, and the Korean War Veterans Association.
 
Location. 38° 52.626′ N, 77° 4.39′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Click for map. The Contemplative Bench is in Section 48 of the National Cemetery, east of Memorial Drive and just off the circular walkway north of the Memorial Amphitheater. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Special Operations Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. War Correspondent (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnamese Rangers and Their American Ranger Advisors (within shouting distance of this marker);
Korean War Contemplative Bench image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
2. Korean War Contemplative Bench
Landing Craft Support Ships (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canadian Cross of Sacrifice (about 300 feet away); Spirit of the Elbe (about 300 feet away); The Memorial Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  No Greater Love. "Behind the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery, a Korean White Pine, planted in 1965 by former Korean President Park Chung Hee in honor of the Americans who lost their lives while serving in the Korean War, now marks the site of the first national memorial to those brave Americans.
Beneath the Korean White Pine sits a memorial meditation bench donated and dedicated by No Greater Love, carved out of a granite block. Together the tree and bench serve as the first nationally recognized symbols and an International Tribute to those who lost their lives while serving in the Korean War." (Submitted on April 18, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords.
Nearby memorial to POWs and MIAs image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
3. Nearby memorial to POWs and MIAs
"This Amelanchier tree was planted by No Greater Love, a humanitarian organization to honor POWs-MIAs of all wars. We will never forget you."
April 9, 1983.
Park Chung Hee; Roh Tae Woo.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Korean
 
Nearby memorial placed by Roh Tae Woo, President, Republic of Korea image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
4. Nearby memorial placed by Roh Tae Woo, President, Republic of Korea
"This Korean Pine tree is dedicated to the memory of all the gallant Americans who fought and died to preserve freedom during the Korean War. May it grow and prosper in peace as a symbol of the friendship between the United States of America and the Republic of Korea." October 17, 1989.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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