That used to be my favorite memorial in DC. Especially at night when the laser etched faces look like ghosts in the air as the granite disappears. BTW, it’s the only memorial on the mall with a search dog. Also BTW, those are real Korean War vets etched - no models.
But, I find & choose memorials every year for a motorcycle grand tour called the Tour of Honor. I do New England and the Mid-Atlantic including DC so I’m kind of a memorial afficionado
I think the best one in DCis the one built in 2016 for the Diabled American Veterans. It’s on 2nd St SW and Washington Ave SW. It has 48 etched glass panels and 4 bronze statues of soldiers who were injured or disabled in the line of duty. The etched soldiers are surrounded by quotations from the famous and the average GI.
This panel’s quote kind of sums up the whole memorial: In war, there are no uninjured soldiers
Checkout the tourofhonor.com website if you want to see some awesome memorials to veterans, first responders and other heroes. If you ride the Tour, proceeds goes to veterans charities.
BTW, back to the Mall. Just steps away from the Korean War Memorial is the WWII Memorial that has a hidden (mostly) Kilroy Was Here drawing that like the originals in Europe during the war appeared with no one taking credit or knowing who/where/when it was drawn. Millions of people have walked past it and not known it was there