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Good News: 72 Additional Commemorative Tiles Approved for Installation at the Korean War Memorial

closeup view of a section of tiles and plaques

Attention all families of Korean War veterans. . .
For those of you who wanted to sponsor a commemorative tile at the Korean War Memorial, but learned that no more were available, we have some good news. The Presidio Trust has authorized KWMF to accept requests for 72 additional 4″ by 8″ tiles, to be mounted on one final wall panel at the Memorial.

Please note the following:

1. These 72 tiles will be the last that will ever be added to the Memorial. Once they have been installed, there will be no further construction or additions.

2. The tiles are being offered only to families wishing to honor a close relative who served in the Korean War, and who has not already been recognized at the Memorial.

3. The Presidio Trust will review and approve the wording on all proposed tiles.

4. KWMF must have orders for all 72 tiles before the Presidio Trust will allow construction and installation to proceed. If we fall short of the total, there will be no additional tiles: either 72 tiles or none.

5. Each tile requires a donation of $500 or more, to offset admin, fabrication, and installation costs. No donations made prior to this time may be used for ordering one of these tiles.

6. Requests for tiles are being accepted now on a first-come, first-served basis.

7. You may make a reservation now, without making any donation. We will then contact you when we have reached 72 reservations, and ask you to submit your donation at that time.

If you would like to reserve a tile and submit your text for approval, please contact:

Christopher Lee (“Chris”) Moore
Office Manager
clmoore@kwmf.org
(415) 817-1858

Chris will provide you with additional details on number of inscribed lines, number of characters and spaces per line, and any additional information you require. Please see the attached image of sample tile inscriptions.

We encourage you to act soon, because this will be your last opportunity to honor a loved one with a commemorative tile at the Korean War Memorial.

photo of Mayor Park and John Stevens reading tiles and plaques