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Korean War Memorial

From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 9913—National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2019:

“In 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement ended more than 3 years of brutal fighting against communist expansionism and tyranny on the Korean Peninsula. On National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, we honor the brave patriots who secured freedom and democracy in the Republic of Korea, and we pay tribute to the more than 23,600 Americans who were killed in action and the more than 103,000 who were wounded in that conflict.

“The dedication stone at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., bears the inscription: ‘Our Nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.’ The memorial includes an honor roll of Americans killed in action and those missing in action, and its unique design features statues of a patrol crossing a Korean rice paddy. These figures represent the heroes of our Armed Forces who valiantly served in the Land of the Morning Calm and fought on battlefields such as Inchon, the Pusan Perimeter, and the Chosin Reservoir. Today, this hauntingly beautiful memorial stands as an enduring reminder of what it costs to defend and preserve the democratic principles we hold dear.”

Key Stats

Source and References: U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstracts of the United States, 2005 to 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Note: The 1980 Census was the first to ask veteran status of both men and women.

Note: The infographic above is cropped at the bottom and the Korean War is highlighted. Click on the image to see the full PDF. 

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From Topics > Population > Veterans: Detailed data on veterans are collected for several U.S. Census Bureau surveys and are used for policy analysis, program planning, and budgeting of veteran programs.


Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates. [deleted comma after (ACS)]

Note: The table above is cropped at the top and bottom and the Korean War is highlighted. Click on the image to see the full table.


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