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Kissena Park

Korean War Memorial

  • Location: Near Rose Avenue and Parsons Boulevard entrance
  • Sculptor: William Crozier (figure); Thomas Donahue (honor roll)
  • Architect: Eleanora Zilantri
  • Description: Over lifesized figure of soldier on mound, with separate mountainscape and honor-roll behind
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: Soldier: 2,850 lbs; Honor roll: 2,700 lbs
  • Cast: 2006
  • Dedicated: 2007
  • Foundry: Polich/Tallix
  • Donor: Korean War Veterans Memorial Committee
  • Inscription: [front] THE KOREAN WAR / 1950-1953 / THE FORGOTTEN WAR /

    [back] IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE FROM QUEENS / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE KOREAN WAR / [list of names]

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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