Korean War Veterans Association, Inc.

Korean War and Korea Defense Veterans... A Continuity of Service in the Defense of Freedom
Incorporated June 14, 1985… Chartered by Congress June 30, 2008


Korean War Memorials

State of Ohio


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Dayton, OH

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The Korean Veterans Memorial in Riverbend Park, on the north bank of the Great Miami River in Dayton, just east of the Riverside Drive bridge. Five lighted flagpoles fly the flags of the United States of America, the Republic of Korea, the United Nations, the State of Ohio and the Prisoners of War/Missing in Action. A thirteen-foot-tall granite statue represents all of the armed forces of the United States. The memorial also honors the significant contributions of women in the armed forces during the Korean War, and describes the ten major campaigns of the war. In front of-the statue are granite memorials with the names of those men from Ohio who lost their lives during the Korean War. A well lighted 475-foot All Veterans walkway leads to the main memorial.  On the right side of the walkway are the names of the 8,182 missing in action. These names are etched in granite and are listed by state. It is believed that this is the only memorial in the continental United States with a complete listing of these heroes. The left side of the walkway displays individual bricks purchased by persons or organizations to honor those who served from the Civil War through Desert Storm.

On December 21, 1988, a group of five Korean veterans gathered to begin planning a memorial to the servicemen and women involved in the "forgotten war." I n 1990, the City of Dayton provided land and a $10,000 grant which was matched by Montgomery County, to help get the memorial started. The Ohio House and Senate approved House Bill 7 designating Dayton as the site for the Ohio Korean War Veterans Memorial and All Veterans Walkway. With land, start-up capital and a state resolution in hand, the veterans group now began soliciting funds from private veterans organizations, corporations and individuals. Volunteer labor from the Dayton Building and Construction Trades Council and donated materials all construction to begin. The completion of the memorial is a tribute to total community support; cooperation and contributions of the labor unions; veterans and veterans' organizations; city, country and state politicians; corporations; foundations; and private citizens who joined together to make this permanent tribute a reality. On September 9, 1995, the Ohio Korean War Veterans Memorial and All Veterans Walkway was dedicated to honor those forgotten for so long, and those who gave so much.

Euclid, OH

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Lake Erie Chapter #112, KWVA, members erected this Korean War Monument at the Euclid Veterans Memorial Park, 585 E. 222nd St., on Memorial Day May 30, 2016. This Monument was dedicated to honor and remember the 33,741 American Service personnel that gave their lives in battle; 92,134 who were wounded in battle; 4,820 who are missing in action; and the 7,245 who were taken prisoners of war. Freedom Is Not Free!

This Monument is also dedicated to honor and remember the 1,789,000 men and women of 21 United Nation Countries that joined in the fight to prevent the spread of Communism on the Korean Peninsula.


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This memorial is located in Reading Ohio, just north of Cincinnati and was dedicated on October 17th, 2004 by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter 121.


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Korean War Veterans Association
PO Box 407
Charleston, IL 61920

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