Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Korean War Contemplative Bench
“The beginning of the end of war lies in remembrance.”
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. Touch 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. Touch for directions.
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); 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). Touch for a list and map 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. Park Chung Hee; Roh Tae Woo.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Korean •
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