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In 2002, Philadelphia Korean War Memorial was dedicated to honor 610 Servicemen, from 5 Pennsylvania counties, who died in combat during the Korean War. The design is a formation of four 16-foot tall granite clad columns surrounded by four granite walls – each column representing one year of the Korean War.

Polished Academy Black® was the material of choice to create a clear background for the Memorial’s artwork.

Photographs enlarged to proportions of all sizes were transferred and sandblast in stone realistically portraying the scenes and people documented on film. Original art such as emblems and service medals were recreated, capturing subtle details in stone for generations to see. Facts along with names of soldiers in final formation are sandblast with photomask in polished granite enabling visitors to remember and understand the depth and bravery of those being honored.

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