Queens Korean War Memorial Gets Approval
By Miriam Rosenberg
On October 12, the New York City Art Commission approved a design for a Korean War Veterans Memorial to be located in Kissena Park in Flushing to honor those from Queens who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Korean War.
“We have never done enough to honor all those who served, and that is why the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Queens is so important,” said Queens Borough President Helen Marshall in a press release. “It is a reminder to all veterans that we will never be able to repay our debt to them, but do remain forever grateful.”
Award-winning artist William Crozier, who has had his work shown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is designing the memorial.
The memorial will include the names of 165 men who were killed, died in captivity or were wounded in the Korean conflict said David Copell, who spoke to the commission on behalf of the Korean War Veteran Memorial Association.
The names on the memorial will reflect those who were Queens residents at the time they enlisted in the armed forces. Anyone who has a name they would like added to the memorial should send the information, as soon as possible, to City Councilman John Liu at 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388, Flushing NY 11354. The Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs will verify all information that is received.