The Memorial

The Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial is located in Washington Square Park, 174 E Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108 in downtown Kansas City across from Union Station.

The Memorial was generously funded by private donations. Kansas City Parks and Recreation graciously donated land for the construction of the Memorial.

Our Mission

To perpetuate the legacy of Korean War Veterans present and past, and the over 900 from the State of Missouri who paid the supreme sacrifice and gave their lives to defend against the terrors of communism.

Board of Directors

Debra Shultz – Chair
Larry Phillips – Vice Chair
Eric Sullivan – Treasurer
Paul Rojas – Veterans Organization Liaiso

Official State Memorial

On March 2, 2020 the Missouri State Senate passed Senate Bill No. 656, which was sponsored by Senator Mike Cierpiot (R), 8th District (Eastern Jackson County), recognizing the Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial as the official Korean War Memorial for the state of Missouri. On March 11, 2020 this bill will go in front of the Missouri State House of Representatives for vote, so we have a very short window to ensure that we have given this bill the attention and exposure that it deserves.

Dedicated on September 28, 2011, the memorial honors the legacy of Korean War Veterans, present and past, and over 900 from the State of Missouri who paid the supreme sacrifice and gave their lives in defense of South Korea. The memorial is constructed of interlocking Tilt-Up concrete panels, creating a memorial that provides shade and shelter for its visitors while at the same time provides a significant amount of transparency. The exterior walls of the memorial have a rough texture provided by local aggregate present in the concrete mixture. The interior walls of the memorial are highly polished concrete providing a backdrop for plaques that include the list of Missourians, by military branches, who died in the war.

Groundbreaking

August 12th, 2011

Dedication Ceremony

September 28th, 2011

Designated Missouri Memorial

May 13th, 2020

Mark Alford, Lead News Anchor, Fox 4 WDAF News
Senator Mike Cierpiot (R), 8th District (Eastern Jackson County) 
Kathy Quinn, Reporter, Fox 4 WDAF 
Emily Evans Burggraf, Morning producer, Fox 4 WDAF
Abby Dodge, Multimedia Journalist, KCTV5 
Pat O’Neil, Pat O’Neil Events
Terry Rynard, Director, KC Parks and Recreation
Mrs. Anita Gorman, Missouri Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame
Mark McHenry, former Director, KC Parks and Recreation

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Mailing Address

Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial
P.O. Box 481691
Kansas City, Missouri 64148

Memorial Location

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