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Korean War Memorial

1950 - 1953

 

—Freedom Is Not Free —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
1. Korean War Memorial
Inscription.

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
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 44° 46.069′ N, 85° 37.866′ W. Marker is in Traverse City, Michigan, in Grand Traverse County. Marker is on Grandview Parkway (U.S. 31) west of Oak Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Traverse City MI 49684, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Industrial Revolution (about 800 feet

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By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
2. Korean War Memorial Honored Dead
away, measured in a direct line); The J.E. Greilick Factory (about 800 feet away); Central United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grand Traverse County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S.S. Sabine Parrott Rifle (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Traverse City.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Korean
 
Korean War Memorial Honored Dead image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
3. Korean War Memorial Honored Dead
Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
4. Korean War Memorial
Grand Traverse Bay West Arm in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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