Korean War Memorial
1950 - 1953
— Freedom Is Not Free —
This monument is dedicated to all the men and women who served in the Korean War, to whom we owe our deepest respect and gratitude. They went not for conquest, not for personal gain, but to preserve freedom.
On June 25th 1950, Communist North Koreans crossed the 38th Parallel to invade South Korea. America immediately came to the aid of the ill-prepared South Korean Army. The Peoples Republic of China soon entered the war on the side of the North Koreans. On July 27, 1953, after three years of brutal fighting had driven the opposing armies back near the original border, a cease fire agreement was signed. Fifty years later a state of war still exists.
33,667 Americans were killed in the fighting, 103,284 more were wounded, and 8,215 are still missing.
Killed-in-Action [Honor Roll]
Dedicated June 25, 2000
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean.
Location. 44° 46.069′ N, 85° 37.866′ W. Marker is in Traverse City, Michigan
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The J.E. Greilick Factory (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Industrial Revolution (about 800 feet away); Friends Meetinghouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hannah and Lay Mercantile Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); City Opera House (approx. half a mile away); Ladies Library Association / Ladies Library Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Central United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Novotny's Saloon (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Traverse City.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.