The construction of a Korean War memorial on the Kansas University campus has been discussed for a number of years.
Thanks to a $50,000 gift from the International Communication Foundation, based in Seoul, South Korea, the memorial finally will be built.
The ICF's donation now gives KU $120,000 to use toward the memorial. Previous donors include Yong L. Kim ($30,000) of Leawood, the KU Korean Association ($10,000), and $15,000 from representatives of five South Korean corporations.
Construction on the Korean War memorial will begin in June. It will be built on the hill above Potter Lake along Memorial Drive at the top of Campanile Hill. It will include a tablet describing the war, which lasted from 1950-1953. About 60 KU alumni, faculty members and students served in the Korean War and died in military service.