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Korean War Memorial

By Brother Mel Meyer, Robert F. Nast and James A. Naumann, Jr.
Category: Sculpture

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Dedicated July 23, 1989, this Korean War Memorial commemorates the 54,246 Americans who died in the Korean War. “Diem Adimere Aegritudinem Hominibus,” concludes the inscription on the title plaque. This translates to “Time heals all wounds,” and fits well with the memorial considering the sculpture is a functioning sundial. The minimalist form is reminiscent of Maya Lin’s Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. and is a fitting alternative to the traditional, figurative bronze.

Dimensions: 22′
Year Completed: 1989
Material: Steel
Owner: City of St. Louis
Donor: Nooter and Anheiser Busch Corps.

*Photo Courtesy of Forest Park Forever.


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