On point

At the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., a statue of a soldier - windblown poncho protecting him from the weather while his eyes stay alert for danger - walks point as a squad of 19 leaves the cover of trees while on patrol. The 19 statues, created by Frank Gaylord, are part of a memorial that includes a polished black granite wall with faces etched into the granite, reflecting the statues; an adjacent Pool of Remembrance; and various other granite or stone structures containing etched information about the war, which lasted from 1950 to 1953. The Korean War Memorial was dedicated on July 27, 1995.