Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Korean War Veterans' Monument
American servicemen and women braved violent combat in Korea. The Nation suffered great losses in the War and spiritual anguish in its aftermath. Friends parted, lives were uprooted, futures were transformed; many died or were injured. We now join together to understand, to honor, to heal and to look ahead.
In Korea, each serving brought their own experience; their uniqueness, their dreams into peril. Families confronted the loss of loved ones and of future. With each soldier the nation risked a part of itself. Many thousands, each with their own signature on life, united for freedom.
This Memorial intends to symbolize and express the life spirit of those who served, directly and indirectly, in the Korean War. It is a reflection, in part, of just one who served. It is meant to signal remembrance of the breadth and pulse of their identity. And, it is a marker for the array of human qualities nurtured by the freedom we protect.
This Memorial is positioned and shaped to capture sunlight. As the sun travels the horizon, columns of light articulate, sequentially, aspects of human spirit, experience
It is hoped this Memorial will become a welcome place; that it can evoke memory, emotion and vision through the eyes of each visitor. It is meant to be very personal.
R. Allen Christianson
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: War, Korean.
Location. 40° 26.74′ N, 80° 0.484′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Located on Riverwalk on the Allegheny River on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of All Korean War Veterans (a few steps from this marker); First World Series (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Baseball in Pittsburgh (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Stanley Mazeroski (about 300 feet away); J.P. "Honus" Wagner (about 700 feet away); Vietnam Veterans Monument (about 800 feet away); Southwestern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Great One" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
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