The City of Dayton is the official site of the Ohio Korean War Memorial. The Korean Veterans Memorial and All Veterals Memorial Walkway was dedicated on September 9, 1995. The Korean War (June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953) is known as the “forgotten war”; however, the Korean War Memorial was built as a place for the families and friends of Korean War Veterans to visit and know that their loved ones are not forgotten! During the Korean War, jet aircraft fought against jet aircraft for the first time. The war was ended by signing a cease fire. This has been the longest cease fire in history. The Korean War Memorial contains pieces of granite engraved with the names of the 8,182 missing in action. This is the only memorial in the continental United States with a complete listing of these heros. There is also a large 4-foot by 8-foot piece of black granite that is dedicated to the women who served during the Korean War. In addition, there is special recognition for the nurses who saved so many lives. The United States casualties during the Korean War  include: 36,568 dead; 103,288 wonded; 8,182 missing in action; and 7,000 prisoners of war. The All Veterans Memorial Walkway portion of the Memorial honors veterans from all wars. There are bricks in the walkway honoring veterans of the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm! This Dayton Original, located at 130 Riverside Drive in downtown Dayton, was built in part with donated labor from the Dayton Builders Trades and Construction Trades. Brick orders are available for the All Veterans Memorial Walkway, and donations are appreciated. Contact Sgt. Maj. James Snyder at 937-272-4339 or via email at sgtmajusmcjim@yahoo.com.

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    20 November 2014 at 12:21 pm #

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