Korean War Memorial
The Korean War Memorial is presently under construction and renovation until summer 2022.
In March 2021, the National Park Service began the project to add the names of American soldiers killed or missing in action to the Korean War Memorial on the Mall. The memorial will also be restored and the repaired.
A sloped granite Wall of Remembrance will be added to the present Pool of Remembrance and two new pedestrian paths will be opened.
Existing paths as well as pavement around the Memorial will be repaired and the engraved names of countries which participated in the War plus casualty figures will be now be shown in stainless steel letters. All juniper trees that once surrounded the statues will be replaced and lighting will be updated. The existing linden trees around the Pool of Remembrance will be replaced and a new irrigations system will be added to extend the life of the rest of the linden trees.
The memorial will remain open during the 18 months of construction however many areas will be inaccessible during the work.
The project will be completed in Summer 2022. Funding for this work was provided by donations from people of the United States and the Republic of Korea.