War Veterans Memorial
went not for conquest and not for gain, but only to protect the
anguished and innocent."
suffered greatly and by their heroism in a thousand forgotten battles
they added a luster to the codes we hold most dear: duty, honor,
country, fidelity, bravery, integrity..."
- William Sessions, former FBI
director and a veteran of the Korean War
Begun in the shadow of World War II, waged
in a faraway land, and concluded not with the enemy's surrender but
with a negotiated armistice, the Korean War gave Anericans little to
remember and a lot to forget. But for the 1.5 million U.S. men and women
who served there and the families and friends of those who did not return,
the Korean War could never be the Forgotten War.
The end of the Cold War has brought renewed
interest in the conflict that helped determine its course and has generated
a new appreciation for the contribution of those who left home and homeland
to aid in the struggle against aggression.
The Korean War Veterans Memorial honors
the men and women who served in Korea, for their struggles and sacrifices
under trying circumstances in service to their country and the cause