The Worcester County Korean War Memorial on Foster Street (formerly Worcester Center Boulevard), Worcester, honors the 191 young soldiers
who made the supreme sacrifice in the Korean War. This phase of the memorial was dedicated on November 9, 2003.
Thousands of people attended the ceremony, which was the culmination of an effort that spanned decades.
Phase II construction completed the memorial and a final dedication was held on October 20, 2007.
Phase II includes educational signs, additional flagpoles and a new Walkway of Honor situated in a park-like,
tree-lined setting. It also includes Heroic-sized statues of a Korean War American soldier and a Korean child,
representing the 100,000 orphans helped by the GIs during the war and symbolizes the hope and bright prospects
for Korea's future. Plus, the new Walkway of Honor includes bricks for fallen heroes of Desert Storm,
Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Somalia and Philippines, as well as American ex-POWs. Bricks are also inscribed for
six American news correspondents who died in Iraq and Pakistan.
For Information or to make a donation to the Memorial call Toll Free 1-800-343-0939, ext. 0234.
[Paul V. Mullaney]
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