OCTOBER 31, 2006 - Posted at 7:38 CST
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Plans to build a Korean War Memorial at a city park in Little Rock are going forward. Suhor Industries has been hired to design and build the memorial at McArthur Park. The memorial will include a plaza and statues and will bear the names of the 461 Arkansans killed in the war.
One of the statues will be of a black soldier - to symbolize the end of racial segregation in the U.S. Armed Forces, a result of the war. Plans also call for a map of Korea and a display explaining the history of the conflict.