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Part of the Korean War Veterans memorial is a 50 m (164 foot) long granite wall which stretches along the path south of the triangle with statues and father south. The Mural Wall shows photographic images sandblasted into 41 panels depicting soldiers (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard), equipment and people involved in the war.

It was created by Louis Nelson who as I've got to know obtained over 15,000 photographs of the Korean War from the National Archives to create the mural. The reflective quality of the Academy Black Granite creates the image of a total 38 statues, symbolic of the 38th Parallel and the 38 months of the war. The 38th Parallel divides South and North Korea till now (2006). When viewed from a larger dinstance, the images on the wall also creates the appearance of the mountain ranges of Korea.



Address: Independence Avenue; Wahington, DC
Directions: Located at the western part of the National Mall, southeast of the Lincoln memorial and south of Vietnams Veterans Memorial. Map here
othercontact: http://www.nps.gov/kwvm
Phone: +1 (202) 426 6841
Website: http://www.dcphototour.com/WashingtonDCMemorialPhotoTour/KoreanWarVerteransMemorial.shtml

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  • Written Mar 17, 2006
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