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The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial, Philadelphia

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The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia was initially dedicated on June 22, 2002 and was formally rededicated on Memorial Day, May 28, 2007 after additional expansion work was completed. The memorial includes the names of more than 600 servicemen who were killed in action or listed as missing in action during the Korean War from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Veterans Day and Memorial Day services are held annually at the site.The memorial is located in the Korean War Memorial Park within the Society Hill neighborhood, about 0.5mi from Independence Hall. The park is bounded on the south by Spruce Street, on the north by Dock Street, on the east by Christopher Columbus Boulevard and on the west by 38th Parallel Place. Interstate 95 runs under the eastern part of the park, while the memorial is located in the western section.
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  • We visited the memorial as part of a walk along Penns landing. It is behind Spruce park. We were alone there and I thought how sad. I thought the Korean War was largely forgotten. Suddenly lots of peo...  more »
  • This, much like the Scottish Memorial, is a quaint, small, quiet memorial that's overshadowed by another, in this case the Vietnam Memorial. It's very intimate and touching, which is nice for a place ...  more »
  • This is a great memorial to the Korean War. It is in the Penn Landing's area and just walking around, you are surprised to see it there. You can take 15-20 minutes and examine this memorial. It is bea...  more »

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