The Korean War Veterans Memorial consists of sculptures of nineteen soldiers (by artist Frank Gaylord) with nineteen more that are depicted on the granite wall. These representations of 38 soldiers signify the 38th parallel, which is where much of the fighting occurred. Soldiers from all four branches of the United States Military and different ethnic groups are represented.
The juniper bushes and granite slabs along the terrain represent the challenges the soldiers faced while on the front lines in Korea. The soldiers in front depict the first groups of soldiers sent overseas, who were often poorly trained and lacking in sufficient equipment.
Also at the Korean War Veterans Memorial is a reflective wall and the Pool of Remembrance.
Keywords: United States, District of Columbia, Washington, landscapes (environments), ceremonial and/or religious structures, monuments, outdoor spaces, sculpture. Submitted by Goldie Ludovici.