Honoring Korean War Veterans and Remembering the Cold War at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial

Korean & Cold Wars

Dismissed as the “forgotten war,” Korea was actually one of America’s most significant conflicts.

Troops remain in Korea along a demilitarized zone that remains the most heavily defended border in the world.

The Korean War triggered the buildup of U.S. forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and began American involvement in the Viet Nam War and, although seen as an aberration at the time, now serves as the very model for America’s wars of the future.

This monument was dedicated 25 June 2010 and was attended by approximately 100 Korean Americans with their Methodist pastor and about 500 American veterans of the Korean Conflict. There is an Annual commemoration on 25 June each year and is sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association.

Troops remain in Korea along a demilitarized zone that remains the most heavily defended border in the world.