|The War Memorial of Korea.|
Whatever the reason is, I could not help but feel melancholy as I took photos of The Statue of Brothers, the most predominant edifice (in my opinion, at least) on the memorial grounds.
|The Statue of Brothers.|
|The crack in the dome stands for the division of Korea and the hope for unification.|
The two soldiers represent South and North Korea.
(Answer after the jump. Picture-heavy post!)
Today marks the 66th anniversary of the Korean War, one of the most dismal wars in history. The skirmish began on this cataclysmic day in 1950, when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People's Army intruded the 38th parallel, the boundary that divides North and South Korea.
|A mosaic inside the dome of the Statue of Brothers.|
|Defending the Fatherland - statues of soldiers in action at the Korean War Monument.|
|The soldiers, from another angle.|
|The Korean War Monument.|
|The Flying Wing.|
|The Clock Tower of Peace.|
|The Clock of Hope for Unification, which will be put on the Clock Tower|
and will indicate the Time of Unification, if and when it happens in the future.
|So that we may never forget.|
|The Reflecting Pool.|
|The stairs leading to the Monument of KIA|
|The Roll of Honor.|
|The Peace Plaza, which bears the flag of every UN country that helped South Korea during the war.|
|The outdoor exhibition area features aircraft, tanks, vehicles, and large artillery used during the war.|
|He wanted to check if it's the real thing, haha. :)|
|B-52 Stratofortress Bomber.|
|Still more planes!|
|An armored vehicle, and yes, you can ride on it.|
|And a playground, too!|
|Yue enjoying every minute of his visit here. :)|
|Map of the Children's Museum.|
The Public Square, which is located right past the entrance, has a small library where kids can sit comfortably and read to their hearts' content.
|Admiral Yi Sun Shin, the greatest naval commander in Korean history.|
|Press the hand to play the video clip.|
|Yue taking a stab at the games in this area.|
|The boxes lights up once you place your hand inside the hole.|
|Yue tapping flag as the kind museum ahjumma looks on.|
|Just by looking at this illustration, I knew right away what it was all about.|
|English translation, please.|
|Yue watching the video.|
|And me looking on.|
|In every way, it is the children who suffer the most.|
|Learning about the countries that helped South Korea during the war.|
|Shouting for freedom!|
|Yue must have been so tired from all the walking that he chose to sit down and watch videos instead.|
|Animated video featuring the Korean national anthem.|
|A puzzle featuring the Korean flag and the mungunghwa, the national flower of Korea.|
|Yue aboard the warship.|
|Let this be a reminder to all.|
To get to the War Memorial, take the Samgakji Station Exit 1, 11, or 12, or the Namyeong Station Exit 1.