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On point
23-SEP-2005 © Copyright - Pat D. Hemlepp

On point

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At the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC, a stainless-steel statue of a soldier -- windblown poncho protecting him from the weather while his eyes stay alert for danger -- walks point as a squad of 19 leaves the cover of trees while on patrol. The 19 statues, created by Frank Gaylord, are a realistic part of a memorial that includes a polished black granite wall with faces etched into the granite, reflecting the statues; an adjacent Pool of Remembrance; and various other granite or stone structures containing etched information about the war, which lasted from 1950 to 1953. The Korean War Memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995.

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J. Scott Coile27-Sep-2005 14:17
It is an incredible memorial. Did you see it at night? Amazing (especially in the rain)!