Thursday, November 4, 2010

Honoring Korean War Veterans

One of the inscriptions at the Korean War Veterans Memorial reads:
"Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met."
Unlike the other war memorials on the National Mall, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is full of life, a fitting tribute to those it is meant to honor. The statues, like the one in this post, are active, moving elements of the memorial. The statues are talking, gesturing and/or interacting with each other on their morning march. It was as if these men were frozen in time, right in the middle of their routine during the war. While many military men and women did not survive this conflict, they once lived. War memorials should celebrate that as well.

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