KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL
The Korean war began in 1950 and ended in 1953 with the signing of the armistice agreement. The war was started over a political dispute between North and South Korea.
The North was led by the Democratic People’s republic of Korea and the South was led by the Republic of Korea.
The North wished to overthrow and control the South through the means of oppression and tyranny.
With the intervention of the United Nations the South was able to push back the North until aide came from China and the Soviet Union.
Although you would not learn this from just seeing the monuments, they could appeal to our curiosity.
The Korean war monument is a memorial to immortalize those that lost their lives.
This monument is for us as viewers to interpret through the letters from our Veterans and the price they paid for our freedom.
Though the meanings of this war can vary from viewer to viewer, the cost of this war and the emotions are similar for all involved.
The monument in downtown Indianapolis tells of the trials and tribulations of war through letters from Veterans.
The letters tell of the conditions, fears, loss, pain and love for those back home. This monument was erected to remind Americans of the cost of this war and the price to fight for freedom.
The historians depict American Veterans as heroes through their selfless sacrifices. It also tells of the war and the actions of the Veterams that fought it.
The Korean War monument is both inspiring and saddening because of the brave men and women who lost their lives.
(C) 2012 Dwane B Young (SGT U.S. Army)