With generous support and teamwork from the City of Arlington and GSW Rotary-Korean War Memorial Foundation, the Korean War and Korean Defense Veterans Memorial will be constructed in Arlington, Texas, near the 103-acre Veterans Park Complex and 14 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. The memorial will be located adjacent to the World War II and Vietnam War Memorials and will be dedicated to all those who served in the Korean War and Korean Defense.

The memorial will feature four large granite rectangular columns, each bearing military branches of service and the respective number of soldiers killed or who were reported missing in action. A bronze statue will stand in front of each branch of service column – a helmet, rifle, and boots which are the international symbol for fallen heroes. A center column will feature an image of the Korean Peninsula.

A memorial brick and concrete pathway wrapped around the memorial will also include a natural stone semicircle bench for viewing and reflection. Three large flagpoles will fly the United States, Republic of Korea and international POW-MIA flags. A bronze statue of a soldier kneeling in prayer will be placed in the center of the brick pavilion to honor his fallen comrades.

This project is currently in the conceptual design phase. Construction will begin once funding has been raised for the entire project. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting to celebrate the significance of the project will take place on September 7.