Virginia Fourth Degree Knights honor Korean War veterans at DC Memorial
May 14, 2016 - Members of Fr. Edwin F. Kelley Assembly 1443, Holy Trinity Assembly 2520, Msgr. Francis L. Bradican Assembly 2996, and Fr. Edward L. Richardson SMA Assembly 3174, along with family and friends traveled to the National Mall in Washington, DC, to clean-up the Korean War Veterans Memorial.
The memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1985, and commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year Korean War. During that time, 36,574 soldiers died in combat and 8,200 of them are listed as missing in action or lost or buried at sea. Another 103,284 were wounded in the war.
The memorial includes a Memorial Wall depicting more than 2,400 photographs of the war, and depicts Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force and Coast Guard personnel who fought in the war.
Nearby is an area with sculptures of 19 soldiers wearing ponchos over their weapons and equipment, depicting movement across the rice paddies of Korea.
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