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

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


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Dedicated May 24th, 2002 in front of West Perry High School in Elliottsburg, PA. This $7,000.00, two-year project was spearheaded by the West Perry History Club. The 2'x3' bronze base relief was designed and sculpted by students. It is mounted on a rose-colored granit monument 4' high and 7' long. Engraved on the granite are the names of the 13 Perry Countians who perished in the service of their country during the Korean War era.


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The Lebanon County, PA, Korean War 50th Year Remembrance Memorial was dedicated on Sunday, June 18, 2000. It was dedicated to the Lebanon County Veterans who served in Korea and especially to the 17 Lebanon County men who gave their lives in this War. It is located at Fisher Park, South Ninth and Tenth Streets, Lebanon, PA.


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The Korean War Memorial, dedicated at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia on 22 June, 2002, is a monument to the soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from Philadelphia and surrounding counties, and a monument to the historical importance of the Korean War -- a lesson for generations of Americans and America's visitors to learn.


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The Memorial in Pittsburgh, PA, was dedicated on July 27, 1999 and is located on North Shore Drive, in the city of Pittsburgh, between Heinz Field and PNC Park. This memorial is positioned and shaped to capture sunlight. As the sun travels the horizon, columns of light articulate, sequentially, aspects of the human spirit, experience and feeling. Through solid and void, light and shadow, the sun traces a spectrum of individual and shared experience.


York PA Chapter 178 constructed the memorial, with a casting in life-size bronze. The lower portion of the Memorial is polished black granite, 6 feet long by 4 feet in depth and 3.5 feet in height. All four sides have frosted etched scenes. Approximately 700 known Korean War Veterans in the area were contacted and asked to be part of the Memorial by contributing at least $100.00 for a memorial brick. The brick is part of the surrounding walkway, and has the veteran’s name, branch of service, and rank at time of service engraved on it. Many families also remembered with their contributions for bricks.

[Photos provided courtesy Ralph Ashton, Chapter 178.]

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