Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Korean War Memorial

After the Lincoln Memorial, we walked over to the Korean Memorial which. Here's more about the soldiers in the memorial:
The 19 stainless steel statues were sculpted by Frank Gaylord of Barre, VT and cast by Tallix Foundries of Beacon, NY. They are approximately seven feet tall and represent an ethnic cross section of America. The advance party has 14 Army, 3 Marine, 1 Navy and 1 Air Force members. The statues stand in patches of Juniper bushes and are separated by polished granite strips, which give a semblance of order and symbolize the rice paddies of Korea. The troops wear ponchos covering their weapons and equipment. The ponchos seem to blow in the cold winds of Korea.
The statues are amazing life like. I have close ups of them in another post. It conveys a snap shot in time of soldiers out on a patrol or on a mission. There not in combat but there is a sense from them of alertness and caution as they move forward.

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