Monday, November 12, 2007

More Veterans' Day

In celebration of the "official" Veterans' Day, I thought I would post a photo of the monument dedicated to the Korean War. Situated on War Memorial/Legislative Plaza, the bronze sculpture celebrates the more than 10,000 Tennesseans who fought in the "forgotten" war. During the three years of fighting (1950-53), more than 36,500 men and women lost their lives (843 from Tennessee), over 103,000 were wounded in combat, and over 8,100 were listed as "missing in action." Note that behind the two soldiers is a map of Korea.

All men are brothers like the seas throughout the world;
so why do winds and waves clash so fiercely everywhere?


- Emperor Hirohito

5 comments:

Kate said...

Memorials are important. How can any war be "forgotten" I wonder, altho I get the implication. The Korean War Memorial in DC is very moving. Your photo is an excellent choice for today.

oldmanlincoln said...

It is nice for you to post this today. Thanks for that. Also thank you for your visits to my blogs and website. It is always appreciated.

Thanks.

Lynette said...

Chris, thank you for both of your Veterans Day posts.

Jilly said...

So much energy in this sculpture and goodness, those figures really make you think. Thanks for this post.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice pick for Veterans Day.