A Limited Number of Additional Commemorative Tiles Are Now Available
The original design for the tile and plaque wall at the Korean War Memorial had room for 600 commemorative tiles total. That was the maximum that the wall could accommodate. And by the time the Memorial opened on August 1, 2016, all 600 had been taken by Korean War veterans or other donors. A number of veterans and their families who heard about the tile program too late were deeply disappointed that they would no longer have the opportunity to sponsor tiles.
Recently, however, we at KWMF received some very good news. Our partners at the Presidio Trust, who designed the Memorial, agreed to add one additional panel to the tile and plaque wall. This panel will allow for 98 additional commemorative tiles for veterans who missed out on the original 600. No further increase at any future date is anticipated.
These 98 additional tiles are now being offered on a first-come, first-served basis subject to the following conditions:
- The text may ONLY be in honor of or in memory of a Korean War veteran who does not already have a tile on the wall. No other individuals or organizations may be honored or mentioned in the text.
- Each tile requires a donation to KWMF of $500 or more.
If you can comply with the above conditions, and if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to sponsor one of the remaining tiles, please contact Anna Jovel, KWMF Office Manager, by phone at (415) 817-1858, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.