Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Arranged soldiers in the field:
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My first visit to D.C., I went to this memorial at night. It was absolutely amazing at night with lights. Thanks for sharing this.
I haven’t seen it at night. Thanks for the tip, maybe this summer we’ll be able to do that.
Very interesting! I’m sure that makes quite an impact when viewed first-hand. What did your boys think of it?
They thought it was amazing, but a little intimidating. The figures are rather large, but I think that a soldier who has all that garb on is probably pretty big anyway, especially if they are big guys to begin with. I’m lucky they love history, so they are interested in all things past, which makes trips like this a lot easier!
That’s a very fitting, provocative and moving memorial. It must have a lot of impact when seen first hand, and so it should.
It really does. It’s all too easy to imagine moving through the countryside of Korea, in fear for your life, carrying all that gear. I think it’s one of the more amazing memorials.
Lynne, can you tell me if the like button is at the bottom of my posts? I can’t see it and can’t tell if it is there…
You are using the same template as I am I think Twenty Eleven. I had to go to the forums for help because I had the same question. When you view your posts on your home page the like button does not show – to you or to anyone else. If you click on the title of your post it shows you the same post but on a page of its own and that is where the like button is. People entering your blog on the home page won’t see the like button. So, to help people to view your posts on a page of their own this is what you need to do – when you are composing your post use the 4th icon from the right on the top tool bar, – it’s supposed to look like a page break – If you go to my blog and look at my home page you wll see what I mean. I hope this is understandable … let me know if you have success.
He he, I crossed 6 hours in time zones yesterday and when I first read this last night I thought, huh???? I think I understand, but I want one more night of reg sleep before I tackle this. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks for getting back to me! I’ll let you know if I still have trouble…
When I first saw this memorial, I was struck with a sense of quiet, respect and awe. Thanks for posting this!
My husband and I both accompanied our 85 and 86 yr. old fathers on their Honor Flight trips to visit the World War II, Korean War and Iwo Jima memorials. My father, who lost one of his brothers in Korea, had NEVER spoke previously of his experience in the South Pacific. I found out on that trip that he had been a Navy commando. The impact of that tour on that plane load of WWII vets causes me to tear up even now. These men came back from a horrific war. They saw and did things that deeply affected them and they buried deep inside for decades. If you’ve seen the mini series Pacific you’ll know what I’m talking about. One of the first account resources for the series was a Marine from Alabama (Sledge). Anyway, these old men wept and found forgiveness and found the respect of a grateful nation. It was remarkable and I’m so glad I could be there with my father when he found resolution for that part of his life.
The Korean Memorial was Powerful. Nothing romanticized about it.
Wow, what an experience. My grandfather died in WWII, and my mother never knew him. He died doing recon over the south pacific islands, in a plane crash. Very sad. I’ve heard people say that most of the men who come back just don’t talk about their experiences there. And no wonder. Horror is a very good word for this. I love Washington D.C. and all the memorials. And I have never found them or anything regarding them to be romanticized. The most moving thing I’ve seen is the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. It’s enough to make you bawl. Hope you liked the pics, and I’m glad you were there for your dad as well. People who don’t fight will never know the true depth of sacrifice our soldiers give, simply because they haven’t been there.