In October 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authorizing the establishment of a Wall of Remembrance to be incorporated into the Korean War Veterans Memorial that currently resides on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The Wall will become the permanent home to the names of 36,574 American military personnel and over 8,000 Korean Augmentation to the United States Army (KATUSA) who gave their lives defending the people of South Korea.
Each year, over four million visitors from around the world travel to our nations capital. Completing the Wall of Remembrance will help to educate these visitors the costs of war and to honor this with great reverence. Your support helps to honor those men who gave the ultimate sacrifice — names which might otherwise be forgotten.
The Wall of Remembrance design concept has a minimal approach and consists of adding a low angled wall integrated into the landscape surrounding the original memorial. We anticipate the design and approval process will be ongoing through 2020 and we are hopeful to have construction begin in 2021 and have the Memorial, including the new Wall of Remembrance, reopen in 2022. This ambitious timeline is dependent upon securing the necessary funding. Funding for the Wall of Remembrance is to come from private donations.