Saturday, June 1, 2013

Korean War Memorial

In November of 1984 a students from Harding Junior High School in Des Moines, Iowa wrote the governor and asked why Korean War veterans did not have a memorial.

The monument was dedicated on May 28, 1989 by governor Terry Branstad. It was erected on a grassy area south of the Capitol Building on the Iowa State Capitol Complex and is part of the Monuments and Memorials Tour in Des Moines. It has a central obelisk and eight six-foot tablets telling the story of the Korean War by utilizing words, pictures and maps of Korea engraved in the granite.

Previous articles in the series:
Allison Monument
American Revolution
Bicentennial Fountain
Bicentennial Time Capsule
Centennial Time Capsule
Christopher Columbus Memorial
Crocker Memorial
Daniel Cooper Memorial Tree
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Flagpole
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Memorial Bench
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Sundial
Great Seal of Iowa
Japanese Bell and Bell House