Lima in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Korean War Memorial
June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953
To honor those
who fought and died
to secure the freedom
of the People of South Korea
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
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Heroes • Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean.
Location. 40° 44.373′ N, 84° 6.32′ W. Marker is in Lima, Ohio, in Allen County. Memorial is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Memorial is near the entrance to the Veterans' Memorial Civic & Convention Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 Town Square, Lima OH 45801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bessie Crayton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Inn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); BP America (about 400 feet away); Faurot Opera House (about 700 feet away); 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. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lima.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,415 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.