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June 6: Memorial Day in South Korea

June 6: Memorial Day in South Korea

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This photo was taken in October 1996 on Bong-gui san Mountain in Chuncheon, South Korea. From this vantage, you have a view of the North.

Today is Memorial Day (현충일-Hyeonchung-il) in the Republic of Korea and was established as a day for people in South Korea to commemorate men and women who died while in service to their country. It’s the only official holiday in South Korea when the flags are flown at half-staff.
But Koreans also do many of the activities we do on Memorial Day: hold commemorations at national cemeteries,  visit family and friends, etc.

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