The Korean Peninsula has seen so many wars in its past. Its history is marred by both internal conflicts and against intruding powers. Through the years, the southern states had slowly overtaken the northern regions to form a single unified state. Then the Chinese, Japanese, Russians and Americans meddled and interfered. Today, the Korean Peninsula remains disunited, and today two Koreas exist. The National War Memorial was constructed to honor all those who have fallen by the wayside. More than just a monument to remember the past, the War Memorial also aims to collect, preserve and exhibit various historical relics and documents that pertain to the wars that were fought within the Korean Peninsula. It aims to educate future generations about the wars from a South Korean perspective.
The museum-like War Memorial opened to the public in 1994. It is divided into six halls, which are the Memorial Hall, War History, [Read more…]