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Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall

There is a section on a section of the new World War II Veterans Memorial that was unveiled, Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Last Updated 12:40 PM PT – Friday, July 28, 2022

A new exhibit has opened in Washington DC to honor Americans who served in the Korean War. A ceremony was held Wednesday to unveil the Memorial Wall near the Lincoln Memorial, a stone wall inscribed with the names of those who died in the war.

The wall displays the names of more than 43,000 service members who lost their lives defending the nation and people of South Korea. The names include over 36,000 American service members and over 7,000 members of the Korean expansion of the United States military who fought alongside US forces.

“This wall reminds us of the depth of their sacrifice, and has instilled in us the voice of responsibility to carry out their struggle,” said Lee Soo-Hyuck. “The service members we serve today honor their place on the battlefields so that future generations can live in a strong democracy.”

The Korean War Veterans Memorial was first dedicated in 1995 and was completed on Wednesday on the National Korean War Armistice Day. On Tuesday, families of Korean War Veterans had the first chance to see their relatives carved in stone.

“They always call the Korean War the forgotten war and I think this will help put some of that to rest,” said Doug Emhoff. “Now with the names here people can come visit and see their loved ones and if they’re not family but people they know. So I think it’s a powerful message.

The sloped wall was built to surround the Pool of Remembrance and reaffirm the reminder that “freedom is not free.”

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