Visit Philly : Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn’s Landing

After lunch at The City Tavern, we came back to the hotel for a quick nap before taking a walk to Penn Landing to see the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial. It's free and open to the public.

Philadelphia Korean War Memorial

I was excited to see Korean War Memorial and share with my son, who's half Korean. As he begins to learn about Memorial Day, it's important that he knows the history of both his American and Korean cultures as well as his West Indian and African American cultures.

Philadelphia Korean War Memorial
Philadelphia Korean War Memorial

The Korean War Memorial is dedicated to local Korean War veterans killed and missing in action. The memorial specifically recognizes those who gave their lives in sacrifice from Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties, serving as an area-wide memorial for those who gave their lives in defense of the Republic of Korea

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Philadelphia Korean War Memorial

The memorial is made with large, polished stones that are laser etched with words and photographs of Korean War heroes and ships. Some of the texts describe the different phases of the war, others feature highlights of the achievements of women and African American soldiers in the war.

At one of the laser etched photos my son asked me why the baby was sad and crying. I wasn't really sure what to say. How can a parent explain war and it effects to a child?

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I tried as best as I could to explain since as an American male, my son might be asked to serve in the military one day. It's important he knows the cost of fighting for freedom and liberty. There's always a cost and it's good to remember those that paid the price.

I'm glad we stopped to tour the Korean War Memorial, it's impressive and a must see stop if you visit the Penn Landing Area.

To learn more about the Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn’s Landing visit - http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=21520

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Please Note: My hotel and family attractions passes are covered by Greater Philadelphia Tourism. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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2 comments:

  1. This is the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day! What a beautiful memorial and so educational for your son :)

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  2. I've seen that memorial only once but it is a gorgeous memorial

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