Korean Veterans Memorial Committee was established by Governor Christine
Todd Whitman and the Legislature on July 22, 1996, to create a "fitting
acknowledgment of the valor displayed by our military personnel who served
in Korea." The committee is responsible for selecting a site; developing
and administering a competition for the design of the memorial; and raising
the funds to build it.
The committee consists of 15 members: two each from the Senate and Assembly; eight members from recognized veterans groups; one public member; and two ex officio members, the Secretary of State and the Adjutant General of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The committee was formed because it was felt
that New Jersey veterans of the Korean War "had not received the recognition
they deserved and that it was proper that the citizens of the state pay
tribute to the sacrifices that were made by the men and women of this state
who served in Korea and to commemorate the courage they displayed."
THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF
THE NEW JERSEY KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
LIAISONS TO THE COMMITTEE
New Jersey State Council on the
City of Atlantic City
MEMORIAL DESIGN BY
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN