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This shot was taken using a NIKON D5000 at ISO 200, f/4, for 2.4″sec

Freedom Is Not Free

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 Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC was dedicated in 1995 to 1.5 million American men and women who served in the Korean War. The expansive memorial includes a group of 19 statues that depict soldiers on patrol facing an American flag. A granite wall has a mural of the faces of 2,400 unnamed soldiers with a reading that states “Freedom is not free.” A Pool of Remembrance honors all soldiers who were killed, wounded or missing in action.

This memorial is one of my favorites to visit when visiting Washington DC. The work that went into each statue is fantastic. While standing there you can feel the bravery and fear that these men had. Standing from this vantage point, you can see that the men seem to appear as though they are walking out from a forest of trees.

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