Korean War Memorial in Honolulu

The Korean War Memorial in Hawaii is located on the grounds of the Hawaii State Capitol, and is next to the Vietnam War Memorial. Built at a cost of one million dollars, the Korean War Memorial is located under a canopy of Royal Poinciana and Hawaiian native trees.

The memorial is a serpentine wall nearly a hundred feet in length, 6 feet high and made of polished, black granite capped with lava rocks.  The War Memorial wall is pedestaled – each pedestal being one foot square, allowing friends and relatives to place flowers or mementos on them. The names of the veterans who died are engraved on each square. There are 456 Hawaii veterans who died in the Korean war, and their names are listed chronologically by year.

Every Thursday, a veteran organization maintains the Korean War Memorial by washing and polishing the wall and cleaning the grounds