Long known as THE FORGOTTEN WAR –
The Korean conflict war memorial
is to me – “WALKING AMONG THE GHOSTS ” of war.
My brother in law Bill was in this war –
and not once did he ever talk to me about it !
The closest we came was him giving me his sleeping bag –
as a teenager who used it to sleep out on –
North Western chilly nights
in a little town of Eldred Pa.
The sight is becoming – the soldiers – silently walking –
through the shrubs – gray – white –
the effect is startling.
One can almost feel the tension in the air –
the expected clash about to happen –
I often wonder what it would be like to be there –
not in Korea – but here –
on a dark silent night –
with mist swirling in from the Potomac !
That is the sense this brings to me –
in a War mostly forgotten
yet the vast numbers of loss and maimed
remain with us to this day.
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The Forgotten War – being visited by us –
a bucket list cross off
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Reflections of the present
among the GHOSTS of the past
The Korean Memorial
The Forgotten War
May we always remember !
Martin Luther King