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Fort Myer in Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Korean War Contemplative Bench

 
 
Korean War Contemplative Bench Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Korean. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.626′ N, 77° 4.39′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. It is in Fort Myer. 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. Touch for map. 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. Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War
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(within shouting distance of this marker); No Greater Love POW-MIA Memorial (within shouting 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Additional keywords. Park Chung Hee; Roh Tae Woo.
 
Korean War Contemplative Bench image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
2. Korean War Contemplative Bench
Nearby memorial to POWs and MIAs image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Nearby memorial placed by Roh Tae Woo, President, Republic of Korea image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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