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Korea-Vietnam Peace Memorial

Photo Credits:  Larry Ferguson © 2011
Photo Credits:  Larry Ferguson © 2011
Photo Credits:  Larry Ferguson © 2011
Finished in 1976

by: Keith James; John Snider
Medium: Bronze, Brick
Dimensions: 5' x 9' x 9'
Owner: City of Omaha

Location

Mid-Town
Omaha’s Memorial Park, 60th & Underwood Avenue Located directly to the south of the WWII Memorial in Memorial Park.
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Description

A group of American soldiers and young child.

Additional Information

The Korean-Vietnam Peace Memorial Committee, chaired by Korean War veteran William Ramsey, organized the project and fund-raising for the sculpture. The committed decided it should be a peace memorial rather than a war memorial because American servicemen have always fought to preserve peace rather than for conquest. The initial contribution of $1,000 (toward the $15,000 cost for the sculpture) was donated by Omaha Post 1 American Legion. Actor John Wayne sent a check and many families of servicemen contributed.