Liberation War Cemetery | North Korea Travel Guide
Opened in 2013, the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs’ Cemetery is dedicated to the fallen soldiers of the Korean War (1950-1953).
At the centre of the cemetery is a large stone monument depicting a rifle and bayonet with a bronze flag flying across it.
Emblazoned on the flag is a ‘Hero of the Republic’ medal.
Each gravestone has an image of the fighter as well as their name, birth date, and death date.
There are over 500 fighters are interred at the Liberation War Cemetery spread out over 9 tiers, organised by the date of their death.
The Liberation War Cemetery is not to be confused with the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery located east of Pyongyang, dedicated to revolutionary anti-Japanese fighters.
Unlike the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Liberation War Martyr’s Cemetery is not in ongoing use.
The Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery is the resting place for revolutionaries who died during the conflict as well as veterans who died much later.
The Liberation War Cemetery is only for individuals who were killed in action during the Korean conflict.