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We welcome you to the Korean War National Museum (KWNM) located in Springfield, Illinois.  The Museum is the nationally designated museum for the Korean War honoring the brave men and women who served.  The Museum is far beyond a collection of war memorabilia and artifacts.  It is rather a collection of historically significant pieces and supporting stories that bring to life a conflict that partnered nations from around the world to combat the expansion of communism.   The sacrifice of over 1-million Koreans, 33,686 Americans and scores of allied troops and support personnel is a large measure of how the free world views the expansion of oppressive, combative and ruthless  regional powers of China and North Korea prior to and during the Korean War.  Since the Armistice in 1953 ending the Korean War, the world has kept a watchful eye on the 38th Parallel and South Korea’s neighbors to the north.  The United States and our allies around the world stand united in the protection of the Korean Peninsula from further aggression.  To this day, North Korea and South Korea have not signed a peace treaty officially ending the war between the two nations.   Our Museum’s mission is to Educate, Honor, Preserve and Celebrate the “Forgotten War.” Welcome to the Korean War National Museum (KWNM)
Wall of Honor
We are excited to launch the Korean War National Museum’s Virtual Wall of Honor.  This latest addition to the Museum is a worldwide initiative to gather the important stories of those who participated in the Korean War.  The Virtual Wall of Honor is a personalized page for each participant of the Korean War.  At the Korean War National Museum we are building our future one story at a time.  This “Virtual” option provides a modern vehicle to understand the sacrifice of each individual on a more personal level.  The stories are told by either the participant (soldier/sailor/airman), a family member of the individual or a close friend to retain this important history.
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