This memorial located in Imjingak near the 38th Parallel is dedicated to President Harry S. Truman. During the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman served as the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces. Two days after the war broke out on June 25, 1950, Truman went to the United Nations Command to provide US-led military and medical assistance to South Korea. His actions changed the course of history.
Between 1950-1953, 1.8 million Americans served in the war, 36,500 didn’t return home and 8,000 are still unaccounted for.
However, the U.S. and the U.N. allied countries were able to defend freedom in Korea and halted the spread of Communism in the world.