A federal commission has approved a controversial, revised design for the Korean War veterans' memorial, and ground breaking is scheduled for Veterans Day, 1991, a veterans' panel said Friday.

Bill Russell, spokesman for the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board, said organizers hoped construction could begin next year despite complaints by the original architects that their design has been altered.He said the National Capital Memorial Commission approved the design, including the revisions, during a hearing Thursday. The commission is part of the Interior Department.