New Korean War Memorial Opens in the Presidio

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Opening ceremonies take place today, from 10AM to 12PM at the San Francisco National Cemetery. The memorial is located just outside the San Francisco National Cemetery at the corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Sheridan Avenue. It commemorates the American, South Korean, and United Nations forces that fought in the Korean War.

The war began on June 25, 1950, when North Korean forces crossed the 38th Parallel and invaded South Korea. For the first time in history, the United Nations (UN) sent a multinational force to help the Democratic South defend itself against the Communist North. The war lasted from 1950 to 1953 and ended in stalemate.

2,273 Americans who served in the war are buried in San Francisco National Cemetery, just across the road from the memorial site.

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