Chapter 6. Korean War Veterans Memorial

Korean War Veterans Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial on a snowy day. Taken at ISO 640, f/4, 1/400 second with a 180mm lens.

Why It's Worth a Photograph

The Korean War Veterans Memorial honors members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Korean War, especially those who were killed in action, are still missing in action, or were held as prisoners of war. The memorial was dedicated in 1994 by President Bill Clinton with South Korean President Kim Young Sam.

The memorial consists of 19 stainless-steel statues, depicting soldiers from the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force on patrol during the Korean War. Next to the statues is the Mural Wall, a 164-foot-long mural that has some 2,400 photographs of the Korean War from the National Archives. The reflective nature of the wall is also meant to double the number of soldiers to 38, which is symbolic of the 38th parallel as well as the number of months that the conflict lasted.

The best locations from which to photograph the Korean War Veterans Memorial: (A) next to the U.S. Flag and (B) the Mural Wall. Nearby photo ops: (7) Lincoln Memorial, (12) National World War II Memorial, (27) Washington Monument, and (28) White House and President's Park.

Figure 6.1. The best locations from which to photograph the Korean War Veterans Memorial: (A) next to the U.S. Flag and (B) the Mural Wall. Nearby photo ops: (7) Lincoln Memorial, (12) National World War II Memorial, (27) Washington Monument, and (28) White House and President's Park.

Where Can I Get the Best Shot?

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