Saturday, August 05, 2006

Korean War Memorial

Today's volkswalk took us to Wilsonville for a festival and a walk through a couple of parks. In one of the parks is the Oregon Korean War Memorial. It is spoken of as the Forgotten War. We remember WWI because of it was the war to end all wars. We remember WWII because of its magnitude. We remember Viet Nam because of the conflicts as home. There are not many of my generation that can tell you much about the Forgotten War. Honestly, all I know about the Korean War, I know from M*A*S*H. I have an uncle who was in the military then, but I don’t even know what branch much less if he was stationed in a war zone. It is a sad tribute to the gift that these men gave us.


A portion of the memorial is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient

2 comments:

Gayle said...

You are right, jgf... Americans seem to have such short memories.

I went to the link. Thanks for posting it.

One of Many said...

I think it is really neat that you took a moment to recognize this memorial for your state. You are right, sadly we don’t know much about this war and its many casualties. However, the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC is the most impressive of all the war memorials I have seen. It’s beautiful and moving. It’s on this Memorial the words “Freedom isn’t Free” are engraved.