Peace Walk Duluth | Destination 1 | Korean and Vietnam Memorials
Take the boardwalk north-bound to the Korean and Vietnam memorials. As you browse the names of those who have given their lives ask the question:
“What can we do so that no more memorials need to be built?”
Between the two war memorials is the anchor from the USS Duluth. This is a good moment to note that the USS Des Moines (a destroyer ship) is not in our harbor. In the late eighties, a proposal to make it a permanent monument was rejected by our peacemaking community with leadership from veterans.
The message from those veterans was:
“Don’t do anything that glorifies war.”