Ever since I started riding to work, I have had to detour around a construction site. They were building a Korean War Memorial. I first saw that they were going to do this at the no-to-pope rally. This afternoon the barriers were down and we got to see the memorial. Of course the Korean War, was never a war. It was a Police Action. I knew some veterans in Upwey who were very upset. You see they could not get any of the ex-serviceman stuff like pensions because it was not a war. They had been duped severely by a government more intent on saving money that looking after it’s soldiers.
Also, I now have been to Korea and the DMZ and the sites of some fierce fighting. I was also there during the failed first nuclear bomb test in North Korea. It gives one a different perspective on the whole thing.
2009:07:28: I went into the memorial last night and noted it only lists the countries on the allied side. When will someone build a memorial to those who died in a war, rather than a memorial just to commemorate those on one side who died? After-all, we should be pointing out that those who dies did so in the belief that theirs was a just cause, even if one disagrees with that opinion, and we should showing what a tragedy it is that we as humans are still fighting wars.