27
July
9:00 am — 11:00 am
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial, 10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
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Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Dedication Ceremony

On Wednesday, July 27, 2022 the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation will host the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Dedication Ceremony

The Wall of Remembrance will be a new focal point at the Korean War Veterans Memorial — a remembrance wall featuring the names of more than 36,000 Americans who died supporting the War and over 7,100 Koreans who died while augmenting the Army.

If you are attending with a large family, please designate one person to serve as the main contact. All family members attending should be entered on the same registration form.

Tickets and priority seating will be reserved for Korean War Veterans and Gold Star Families.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Onsite registration and check-in will be available starting on July 27th at 8 am at the Memorial. 

Questions

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Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 26

Families of the Fallen Wall of Remembrance Memorial Visit

  • Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Location: Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance

Memorial will be opened to Gold Star Families only. (KIA, MIA and Recovered MIA Family Members ONLY)

Transportation to and from the Memorial from host hotels will be provided.


Wall of Remembrance Dedication Reception & Banquet

  • Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

Due to limited seating and desire to prioritize Gold Star Families and Korean War Veterans, this event is by invitation only. 

Wednesday, July 27

Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Ceremony

Transportation to and from the Memorial from host hotels will be provided.


Security Gates Open –

  • Time: 8:00 AM

Livestream Coverage Begins

  • Time: 8:00 AM

The Dedication Ceremony will be available to view LIVE on the following platforms.

FacebookKWVMF Website

Ceremony Begins –

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Location: Korean War Veterans Memorial

Official Dedication –

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Location: Korean War Veterans Memorial

United States Army Twilight Tattoo Concert –

  • Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Please do not plan to arrive prior to 5 pm, but pre-show music will begin at 6:30 pm
  • Location: Summerall Field, Fort Myer, Arlington, VA
  • More Information: https://twilight.mdw.army.mil/


Hotel Accommodations

The Foundation has set up hotel courtesy blocks at the following hotels. With COVID-19 restrictions starting to lift, Washington, D.C. is expecting a record-breaking number of tourists this summer. We strongly suggest booking your hotel rooms as soon as possible. Room blocks are not guaranteed once full.

If you are attending The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Conference, please book your hotel room directly through the DPAA.


Reservations

Cut-Off Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:00 AM

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Crystal City

Address: 300 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

Phone: (703) 416-4100

Dates: July 23 – 30, 2022

Rate: $159 + tax

Group Name: Wall of Remembrance Dedication Korean War Veterans Memorial

Concessions: $25 Self -Parking, Free WIFI


Reservations

Cut-Off Date: Monday, June 27, 2022 7:00 AM

Crowne Plaza Crystal City

Address: 1480 Crystal Drive Arlington, VA 22202

Phone: (703) 416-1600

Dates: July 20 – 27, 2022

Rate: $189 + tax

Group Name: Korean War Veterans Memorial

Concessions: $18 Self -Parking, Free WIFI, Breakfast for 2 people is included


Reservations

Cut-Off Date: Monday, June 27, 2022 7:00 AM

Holiday Inn National Airport/Crystal City

Address: 2650 Richmond Highway Arlington, VA

Phone: (703) 684-7200

Dates: July 20 – 27, 2022

Rate: $179 + tax

Group Name: Korean War Veterans Memorial

Concessions: $15 Self -Parking, Free WIFI, Breakfast for 2 people is included

Discounted rate available until June 20, 2022 or when room block is filled.


Reservations

Cut-off Date: Monday, June 27, 2022 7:00 AM

AC Hotel – Washington, DC

Address: 601 K Street NW Washington DC 20001

Phone: (202) 921-6900

Dates: July 26 – 28, 2022

Group Name: Wall of Remembrance Korean War Veterans Memorial

Rate: $199 + tax Queen rooms, $189 + tax King rooms

Discounted rate available until June 26, 2022 or when room block is filled.


Reservations

Must enter Group Code: G-KWV1, for discounted rate.

Cut-off Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022

Hyatt Place – Washington, DC

Address: 400 E Street SW Washington DC 20004

Phone: (202) 921-6900

Dates: July 26 – 28, 2022

Rate: $179+ tax

Group Name: Wall of Remembrance Korean War Veterans Memorial

Group Code: G-KWV1

Discounted rate available until June 26, 2022 or when room block is filled.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I register for this event?

Please click on the link to the registration – https://koreanwarvetsmemorial.org/rsvp/

Do I need to register even if I’m attending in a group?

Yes, even if you are attending in a group, you must register.

I didn’t receive an electronic save the date card.

Please fill out an interest form if you would like to attend the Dedication Ceremony and we will be in touch. Tickets and priority seating will be reserved for Korean War Veterans, and Gold Star Families

In June, all invited guests will receive an email with a link to direct them to a registration form to register and confirm attendance of the scheduled events.

What do I need to pay for to attend this event?

The Wall of Remembrance Ceremony is a free event. All invited guests are responsible for their own expenses (meals, hotel, travel expenses). However, complimentary bus transportation from the host hotels to the ceremony will be provided. More information about the shuttle service will be sent to registered guests closer to the ceremony.

Can I sit together with my group of friends or organization?

There will be a special section for Korean War Veterans and Gold Star families of Korean War fallen heroes. 2 family members can be seated in this special section. If you have more than 2 family members, then the other family members would have to be seated in a different section.

Tuesday, July 26

Families of the Fallen Wall of Remembrance Memorial Visit
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance
Memorial will be opened to Gold Star Families only.

Wall of Remembrance Dedication Banquet
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
By Invitation Only – Guest will include KWVMF Friends, Gold Star Families, Korean War Veterans and Family Members.

Wednesday, July 27

Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Ceremony
Security Gates Open
Time: 7:45 AM
Livestream Coverage Begins
Time: 8:00 AM
Available on KWVMF’s Facebook Page & YouTube Channel. More broadcast networks will be announced soon.
Ceremony Begins
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Korean War Veterans Memorial
Official Dedication
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Korean War Veterans Memorial
Transportation to and from the Memorial from host hotels will be provided.

United States Army Twilight Tattoo Concert
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Please do not plan to arrive prior to 5 pm, but pre-show music will begin at 6:30 pm
Location: Summerall Field, Fort Myer, Arlington, VA
For more information: https://twilight.mdw.army.mil/
This event is hosted by the United States Army. No registration required.

Will this event be televised?

Yes, both the pre-show program and the dedication ceremony will be streamed live around the world via the Foundation’s Facebook and YouTube Channel.

Can I sit together with my group of friends or organization?

There will be a special section for Gold Star families of Korean War fallen heroes. 2 family members for each fallen hero can be seated in this special section. If you have more than 2 family members, then the other family members would have to be seated in a different section.

What security measures do I need to be aware of to attend the Dedication Ceremony

Each guest will be asked to walk through magnetometers. If you have any metal parts in your body, please inform the security officers.

Will water be provided during the dedication ceremony?

Yes.

What restrooms will be available?

There will be Port-O-Johns located throughout the site and handicapped Port-O -Johns will also be provided.

What items should I bring to the ceremony?

If you would like to, you can bring your own water, please do so. Also we recommend you bring hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, and cooling packs.

Will there be emergency medical services available at the ceremony?

Yes, there will be ambulances located on site and trained medical first responders will also be available.

Will I be allowed to take photos during the ceremony?

Yes, you can take photos from where you are seated. Every guest is expected to remain in their seats during the ceremony.

What kind of seating will you have?

Individual chairs will be setup in the grass area for all guests attending the Dedication Ceremony.

How do I get to the dedication ceremony?

Complimentary buses will be provided to bring invited guests from a list of designated hotels to the Dedication Ceremony

How much walking will be involved in getting to the Dedication ceremony seating area?

You will have to walk about 200 yards over uneven  surfaces to the seating area located in the grass area. . We highly encourage you to bring your own wheelchair or walker if necessary.

Will there be a commemorative program given at the ceremony?

Yes.

Will there be volunteers to help me if I have difficulty walking?

There will be volunteers at the ceremony. However we encourage you to bring with you, someone who can best assist you.

Will there be a hospitality area at the hotel where guests can go to obtain information

Yes, there will be hospitality areas/tables at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel for the guest to obtain any information and ask questions.

Can I book a different hotel from the list of hotels you have designated?

Yes, you can reserve your room at any hotel you choose. However, if you would like to take advantage of the complimentary bus transportation, you must get to one of the designated hotels to ride the bus to the ceremony. You must also indicate the number of seats you will need on the bus when you register.

When should I book my hotel room?

All invited guests will receive an email indicating that hotel information is available on the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation website. We encourage you to reserve your room as soon as possible since the number of rooms available at the special rate are limited.

What is the dress code for the Dedication ceremony?

Summer Business Casual. No jeans or t-shirts.

Should I bring my own wheelchair and mobility devices to the ceremony and events?

Yes, please bring your own wheelchair, walker or other mobility device to the scheduled events. We highly recommend bringing a transport chair instead of a full sized wheelchair and a folding walker. Please make sure your mobility devices have a label with your name on it so that it can be easily identified.

Will there be emergency medical services available at the ceremony?

Yes, there will be ambulances located on site, trained medical first responders and cooling tents will also be available.

How much walking will be involved in getting to the Dedication ceremony seating area?

You will have to walk about 200 yards over uneven  surfaces to the seating area located in the grass area. . We highly encourage you to bring your own wheelchair or walker if necessary.

What kind of transportation is provided for the scheduled events?

Complimentary buses will be provided to bring invited guests from the host hotels and the DPAA hotel to the planned events. Specific times of bus departure will be provided when you check into the hotel.

When will buses leave the Dedication ceremony to take me back to the hotel?

Shortly after the ceremony ends. You will have time to visit the Memorial and Wall of Remembrance after the ceremony before departing.

Will there be a lift on the complimentary bus, if a guest is in a wheelchair or walker and cannot use the steps?

Yes.

How can I get from the airport to my hotel?

You will need to make your own transportation arrangements to get from the airport to the hotel. (Taxi, uber, rental car)

Can I drive to the ceremony and park nearby?

We strongly recommend you do not drive to the ceremony as many streets will be closed off for the event and there is very limited parking. If you live locally and plan to attend the events, it would be best to take an Uber to the Lincoln Memorial and walk from the Lincoln Memorial to the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Also recommend taking Metro.

Will I be required to wear a mask? (Cloth or N95 mask?)

Not determined yet. Will depend on the CDC and DC requirements and guidelines, when we are closer to the date of the event.

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the ceremony?

No.

Am I required to show proof of vaccination against COVID? Does it have to be original vaccination card or a copy or photo of the vaccination card?

Not at this time.

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
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