The Korean War Memorial Museum was such a great museum that I had to take one more opportunity to post more details on what I found here. The significance of the flags flying outside the museum demonstrate those allies who supported the Republic of Korea (South Korea) during the war.
Most significant is the placement of the U.S. flag right next to the flag, a significant reminder of the role of U.S. troops who fought, bled and died for the freedoms that South Koreans continue to experience in their democracy today. It’s a powerful message of the numerous nations that have pledged varying levels of support, both militarily and financially, to support the government of South Korea over the last 50+ years. Yet all of this support is minor in comparison to what the American peoples and the U.S. Government have given to South Koreans since that time.
The thousands of American troops who lost their lives here will never be forgotten. This museum is a memorial and a testament to the ultimate sacrifice that thousands of troops have made, with their lives, to help maintain freedom and democracy in South Korea, and ultimately, in our own country as well.
Thank you, to all of the American troops who gave their lives, livelihoods and the families who made the ultimate sacrifice to help protect democracy here and around the world.
You have reminded us once again that freedom is never free. Thank you. We owe you our deepest gratitude, respect and admiration. God bless you and God bless the United States of America.