Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Korean War Veterans Memorial

This month marks the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean "War". Our post on the Korean Conflict at this time last year spoke to some of its history and its influence on the changing nature of air warfare.

On a recent visit to Washington D.C., I visited the Korean War Veterans Memorial and took a few pictures to include in our Blog. Even when viewed in the heat of the Summer, the larger than life stainless steel statues of soldiers on patrol evoke an image of the cold and hostile conditions of the war.

The flowers placed at the memorial are a contrast in color. The sign beneath them reads "We remember you forever, the people of the Republic of Korea".

More than twenty countries contributed troops or medical support staff to the U.N. peacekeeping effort, suffering more than 600,000 killed and a million more wounded. The Cold War Air Museum salutes the veterans of this war and their families in this time of remembrance.

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