Memorial Day is one of the most important holidays for us. We use this day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originated in the years following the Civil War, it became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting memorials like the The Korean War Memorial, that honors those Americans who served our country in Korea and those who and gave their lives for the cause of freedom. The natural stone walls were sandblasted to incorporates more than 24,000 faces computer-copied from anonymous photographs at the National Archives. Bands of polished granite across the memorial’s ground suggest the tilled terrain in parts of Korea.
Post By: Ramezy Roque
Architect: Cooper-Lecky Architects
Photography: C. Fernando