The front stage of the ceremony when South Korean President Kim Dae Jung was delivering a speech.
The guards of honor entering the ceremony.
Spuith Korean soldiers of Army, Air Force, and Navy entering the ceremony.
More men in uniform in procession.
Performers in traditional Korean dress entering the ceremony.
I am in line among these South Korean War veterans to get my entry ticket
to get in the ceremony. They only have to flash their veteran ID
to get the ticket. I have to show my connection. My hostess's
brother-in-law works for the South Korean Defense Ministry and helped get
the ticket to the ceremony.
I am in front of the preparation activities before the start of the
ceremony. Only invited guests and Korean veterans were allowed to
attend the ceremony.
South Korean women veterans at the ceremony. It was quite hot that day and the speech of President Kim was too long. Most of the people were sitting under the hot sun for hours.
Some of the South Korean war veterans at the ceremony.
I am sitting among the South Korean War veterans. Behind us are the U.S. soldiers sitting area.
The U.S. soldiers at the ceremony.
I am at the banquet hosted by USO in Seoul. It costs me $100 for
a seat. Dinner menu includes salmon, vegies, and cheese cake.
Mr. & Mr. Leong, three U.S. soldiers (to my left) stationed near Seoul
area are at our table.
I am with Andrew Lanza, a U.S. Korean War veteran, at the banquest.
He was in the U.S. 1st Marine Corps and fought in the Chosin Reservoir
in the freezing winter of 1950 in North Korea.