On this fine fall day, as we stand here surrounded by nature’s beauty, let us bear witness to a horrific history of suffering. The Korean War began in 1950 and lasted for three years. It pitted fathers against sons, brothers against brothers, mothers against daughters, sisters against sisters. At the end of three years, three million people were killed, properties were destroyed, and the land was devastated. And it remains divided to this day.
This happened because different people had different ideas of what Korea should be and how the people should live. Those differences became hatred and disdain that launched bombs, bullets, and knives against innocent people, and caused untold suffering that continues to resonate today beneath our very feet on this symbolic ground.
▶️ Published by INEB on November 24, 2022