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Maryland Korean War Memorial – Pic of the Week

Maryland Korean War Memorial. Photograph by Kelly Goles.

In honor of Veterans Day, I visited the Maryland Korean War Memorial in Baltimore. Dedicated in 1990, the memorial “contains the names of the 527 Maryland citizens who died in action during the Korean War along with the names of those Marylanders still listed as missing in action in that conflict.” Since its dedication, more names have been added.

The stone is engraved with: THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THOSE MARYLANDERS WHO SERVED AND DIED IN THE "FORGOTTEN WAR" KOREA JUNE 25, 1950 - JULY 27, 1953

Memorial stone. Photograph by Kelly Goles.

Located in Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore, Maryland, the memorial is a great place to honor those who served while also learning about the history of this conflict.

Southern half of the granite memorial ring outing the timeline of the war. Photograph by Kelly Goles. The first stone says "Prelude to War".

The southern half of the granite memorial ring outlines the timeline of the war. Photograph by Kelly Goles.

The centerpiece of the memorial is a ring of granite, half of which is engraved with the names of soldiers who gave their lives during the conflict, and the other half outlining the timeline of the war. The center of the ring features a 26-foot diameter map of Korea embedded in granite.

The center of the ring features a map of Korea. Photograph by Kelly Goles.

 

Rainbows in DC – Pic of the Week

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Talbot County Courthouse – Pic of the Week

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The Home of George Watterston, the Third Librarian of Congress – Pic of the Week

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