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Korean War Veterans Association

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

 

Korean War Memorials

State of Oregon

 

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Portland
 


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Located in S.E. Portland at the Williamette National Cemetary on the N.E face of the hill.

On June 22, 1996, the Oregon Korean War Veteran's Memorial was dedicated. It is dedicated to the Oregon Veterans who participated in the Korean War. It has the names of 290 fallen soldiers who gave their lives for God and Country inscribed in it.


Salem
 


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A memorial to veterans who served in the Korean War was dedicated on July 16, 1999 in Salem, Oregon. The memorial is located at the North end of the State Veterans Building, 700 Summer NE


WILSONVILLE
 


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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.

An addition to the memorial was added, and dedicated June 23, 2006...

Click HERE to view a Photo Album of the Memorial and Dedication Ceremony.

 

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