Honor, Educate, Inspire
The Korean War Veterans Memorial is a national memorial in Washington, DC, that honors Korean War Veterans who fought against North Korea’s invasion of South Korea in 1950. As a living center, the Memorial honors Korean War Veterans by educating about their sacrifices and contributions in defending South Korea and inspiring current and future generations to continue defending freedom.
The mission of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation is to honor Korean War Veterans and their Families by ensuring the maintenance of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in partnership with the National Park Service.
The Korean War Veterans Honor Roll pays tribute to every Veteran who served in the Korean War, including those who made it home. While their names are not on the Memorial Wall of Remembrance, they are never forgotten.
Each year, the KWVMF hosts several ceremonies at the Korean War Veterans Memorial to help carry out its mission to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country during the Korean War.
The Wall of Remembrance
The Wall of Remembrance is a new, permanent addition to the Memorial, including the names of more than 36,000 American servicemen and over 7,100 members of the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army. They gave their lives defending the people of South Korea.
The memorial commemorates the sacrifices of the 5.8 million Americans who served in the U.S. armed services during the three-year period of the Korean War. The War was one of the most hard fought in our history.