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Arkansas Korean War Veterans Memorial - Little Rock, Arkansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 44.300 W 092° 15.873
15S E 567324 N 3844272
Quick Description: Korean War Memorial in MacArthur Park in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2010 7:07:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM97AN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 5

Long Description:

The Arkansas Korean War Veterans Memorial Memorial was dedicated June 25, 2007 and consists of several elements.

 The central element are three statues. The first is that of a combat soldier representing the fighting that took place in South Korea.  The second is that of two Korean  children representing the suffering of the Korean people and the future generations of Korean people to rebuild their country.  The third statue is that of a combat medic honoring the sacrifices combat medics and corpsmen made to save the lives of others during the war.

 Surrounding the statues are eight black granite monoliths inscribed with the names of the 461 servicemen and women killed in action, a description of the Korean War and other information about the war and its participants.

There is also a black granite pentagon shaped monument with the seals of each branch of service. A gray granite archway inscribed "Arkansas Korean War Veterans Memorial" on the front and the back inscribed "The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - President Calvin Coolidge.   Also listed are the major contributors to the memorial many of which are from the Republic of Korea.  Also listed is the following information about the memorial:

Naomi (Punamchong) Rogers, a Korean American, had the vision and inspiration to build a Korean War Veterans Memorial in Arkansas.  The purpose was to honor the Korean War Veterans, to educate future generations about the war, and to exhibit the strong ties of friendship that exist between Americans and Koreans.  This Memorial is a result of that vision.

The statue were created by David and Bre Harris, light and Time Studio and Art Foundry of Royal, Arkansas.

The Memorial Plaza was designed and constructed by Suhor Industries Inc. of Overland Park, Kansas.

Bob Callans of Little Rock was a contributing architect and the liason to the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission.

Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
6 am - 10 pm


Entrance fees (if it applies):
None


Type of memorial: Statue

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