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This Oregon KWVA Memorial was dedicated on September 30, 2000.
A big turn out showed up for the event even with the rain falling throughout the event. Distinguished
guests consisted of high ranking military officers and civilian dignitaries. Master of Ceremonies
for the dedication was Mike Donahue, KOIN-TV Newsman. The special guest list included many Koreans
who worked diligently along with the Oregon Trail Chapter to make this event possible. Generous
help and support from the Republic of Korea and the local Korean Community made this dedication
possible. Numerous Korean guest expressed their gratitude for the effort and sacrifices made by
Korean Veterans in defending their country. A special thanks to every individual and group who contributed
money and labor toward building the memorial. A gourmet lunch was prepared by the Ladies of the
Korean Community and served to all following the ceremony.
Located within a 5.5 acre Town Center Park in the city of Wilsonville, Oregon approximately 10
miles south of Portland off Interstate 5. Highway signs (KWVA Memorial) point to the location as
you approach Wilsonville.
The memorial centerpiece is a 94 foot long Wall of Honor constructed of Carnelian granite. It
contains the names of 287 Oregon servicemen killed in the Korean War. A 12 foot wide brick terrace
made from bricks containing hundreds of names of memorial donors runs the length of the Wall of
Honor. Flags of the United States, Republic of Korea, United Nations, and the State of Oregon are
flown from 30 foot flag poles placed along the brick terrace.
to the memorial was added, and dedicated June 23, 2006...
Click HERE to view a Photo Album of the Memorial and