Korean War Veterans Memorial

Washington, DC

Nineteen steel soldiers wander through clumps of juniper past a wall bearing images of the ‘Forgotten War’ that assemble, in the distance, into a panorama of the Korean mountains. The memorial is best visited at night, when the sculpted patrol – representing all races and combat branches that served in the war – takes on a phantom cast. In winter, when snow folds over the infantry’s field coats, the impact is especially powerful.