At the Iowa State Veterans Cemetery, veterans who fought in what has been called “the forgotten war” now have a memorial recognizing their service.
A memorial recognizes the 325,000 U.S. soldiers who served in the Korean War.
It was brought to Van Meter by an American Legion member and Vietnam veteran from Carroll County.
The project cost about $10,000 dollars and was funded by American Legion members from across Iowa.
Charles Smith is a Korean veteran who appreciates the recognition.
“It brings to mind the things you did while you were in Korea and it’s great to know that other appreciate it,” said Smith.
A ceremony to unveil the monument took place in September.
More than 500 Korean War veterans from across the state attended.