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Lima in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Korean War Memorial

 
 
Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 9, 2009
1. Korean War Memorial
Inscription.
The Korean War
June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953
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To honor those
who fought and died
to secure the freedom
of the People of South Korea

Forgotten Nevermore
by Dillon Staas
On looking back, recalling scenes of those sad days gone by
My heartbeat quickens, hands grow cold, a teardrop dims my eye.
So long ago, so far away, we traveled to that land
Where we were called in freedom’s name to lend a helping hand.
Atop this barren hill I see the scars of long ago
Where battles raged and cannons roared amid the falling snow;
Where boys at once were turned to men, and men to heroes brave.
For freedom’s sake they sacrificed; their very lives they gave.

Now let there be a marker raised to those who gave their all,
That we who look upon their graves shall evermore recall
Those brave young men who fought and died in that forgotten war,
From this day forth those men shall be forgotten nevermore.
 
Erected 2009 by Johnnie Johnson Chapter 115, Korean War Veterans Assn.
 
Location. 40° 44.373′ N, 84° 6.32′ W. Marker is in Lima, Ohio, in Allen
Korean War Memorial (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 9, 2009
2. Korean War Memorial (reverse)
County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Memorial is near the entrance to the Veterans' Memorial Civic & Convention Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Town Square, Lima OH 45801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Faurot Opera House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Interurban Era (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ohio's First Electric Street Car Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allen County, Ohio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site Of Lima's First Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Allen County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Lima.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsHeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, Korean
 
Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 9, 2009
3. Korean War Memorial
Looking north along the Town Square, with intersection of Main and Market Streets at far right rear.
Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 9, 2009
4. Korean War Memorial
Between trees and hedge in raised concrete planter. Looking north along the Town Square.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,106 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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