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16 combat support countries

6 medical support countries

Never-ending story

Gratitude for their gifts

Thanks to swift support and recommendation by the United Nations, 16 combatant countries and 6 medical support countries participated in the Korean War, and 41 other countries provided materials support. Considering that there were about 93 countries in the world at the time, this demonstrates that about two-thirds of the world’s countries helped the Republic of Korea. The UN War Veteran Memorial Hall displays all activities performed by the 22 combatant and medical support countries, names and military songs of participating nations, artifacts and donations from participating countries, interviews of the war veterans, and photos and letters of the war veterans. About 70 years have passed since they sacrificed their youth to maintain world peace. But still, what the war veterans said to us reminds us of the responsibility we have for peace. To this date, the war veterans still remember what happened in the past. Groups of veterans and families of fallen soldiers have formed and continue to participate in various commemorative events related to the war, sharing their memories and donating their belongings to the United Nations Peace Memorial Hall in honor of their sacrifice. The UN War Veteran Memorial Hall still continues the story of participating countries from the UN, which has remained to protect the peace. “We always remember you, as you never forgoet us.”


Main point of the exhibit

  • The Korean War - 1,129 days
    Let’s look into the timeline of the 22 participating countries joining the Korean War to defend freedom and peace on the Korean Peninsula after the outbreak of the War..
  • Countries at the time
    This describes the military clothes, artifacts, and veterans of 16 combat support countries and 6 medical support countries.
  • The never-ending story: Looking at the cold trace of veterans
    We remember the war veterans whose remains are still buried in unknown fields and mountains even though they sacrificed their lives for the country.
  • Gratitude for their gifts
    War veterans showed their noble spirit and greatness by sacrificing their lives to keep peace on the Korean peninsula, and their bravery and pride can be seen via their faces, voices, letters, and videos, even though many years have passed.

War diaries of the UN Forces

Following North Korea’s sudden invasion of South Korea on June 25th, 1950, the United Nations defined North Korea’s military invasion as a severe provocation and decided to support South Korea. Starting with American military support on June 27th, a total of 22 countries landed on the Korean peninsula to defend peace and freedom.

Korean War Medal of the 1950s

This is a medal made to commemorate the Korean War.

The first version of UN medals of the 1950s | 24×17.7

The United Nations gave the war veterans this medal. The decoration depicted the primary stage of the world created by the United Nations, and multinational forces which participated in the War were recognized as UN forces; therefore, this medal was granted to the war veterans for commemoration.

A photograph showing different scenes from the Korean War in the 1950s | 24x17.7

Donated by Raymond Benard, France

A photograph showing everyday life during the war | 10.2x15.1

These are photos showing everyday life during the war, including a photograph of Marilyn Monroe when she came to the country in 1953.Donated by Martin A. Craig, United States