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Korea-Vietnam Peace Memorial , 1976

by Keith James; John Snider

 

Mediums: Bronze, Brick

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

Owner: City of Omaha

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.


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