- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Korean War veterans are being memorialized in San Francisco more than half a century after a cease-fire ended the three-year conflict.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2aiOjOi ) that the memorial that opened Monday is a long, curving piece of granite in the Presidio National Cemetery. The Korean War ended 63 years ago and claimed 37,000 American lives. Many thousands more Korean and Chinese people also died.

American, Korean and United Nations flags stand by the memorial, which includes pictures and plaques illustrating the war.

The Korean War Memorial Foundation raised about $4 million for the monument, including $400,000 for long-term maintenance. Executive Director Gerard Parker says the donations came from Korean War veterans, the South Korean government, and Korean and Korean-American donors.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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