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Korean War Memorial (23)

Korean War Memorial

The drive for a Korean War monument began in November, 1984, when students from a Harding Junior High School class in Des Moines wrote the Governor asking why Korean War veterans did not have a memorial.

The monument includes a 14-foot-tall central obelisk and eight six-foot-tall tablets which tell the story of the Korean War utilizing words, pictures, and maps of Korea engraved in the granite.

The memorial is located on a grassy area south of the Statehouse and near the Vietnam Monument and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.