The War Memorial Hall in Seoul, South Korea, is a museum on Korea's 5000 year history of resistance to outside forces.  The museum has a sepcial section on the Korean War.   On June 25, 2000, the South Korean government held a ceremony in front of the Korean War Museum to memorize the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War.  I was able to attend the ceremony.  Here are some pictures about the Korean War section.

This statue is located outside of the War Memorial in Seoul.  It comes from a real story of two Korean brothers who were separated by the war.  The elder brother who was a ROK (South Korea ) army officer, met his younger brother, who was a soldier in North Korean People's Army, on the battle ground.  The staute also expresses the strong desire of the Koreans of both sides for reunion.

The statue from a distance.

Some Buddhist monks from Thailand were visiting the museum.

I am in front of the statue.

I am in front of the heavy weaponry used in the Korean War inside the War memorial in Seoul.

I am with Mr. Desfor Max, who was an AP photographer during the Korean War.  The picture behind us was taken by him and won an international award.   The picutre stands at the entrance of the Korean War section.  I was very lucky to meet him in the museum.

Mr. Desfor Max.  He is in his early 80s.

I am among millions of Korean refugees during the war.

Picture of General Clark siging the Korean War Armistice Agreement in July 1953.

Picture of Kim Il Sung at the time of the Korean War breaking out in 1950.

General Peng Dehuai (CPV supreme commander) and Kim Il Sung during the Korean War.

Kim Il Sung, 2nd from right, with some of his North Korean People's Army officers.

General Peng Dehuai, Supreme Commander of the CPV forces, during the Korean War.

Mao and his elder son, Mao Anying, who died of the American bombing in Korea.

Mr. Qiao Guanhua, one of the chief Chinese negotiators behind the scene during the Korean War cease-fire negotiations.

The CPV soldiers getting their rations.

The CPV troops are charging forward in a battle.

The CPV soldiers entertaining themselves inside their bunker structure inside the mountain ridges.

Another look at the CPV soldiers life inside the bunker structure.  The mug in the lower center has the line that says "To the most beloved."

The CPV soldiers are making Chinese dumplins inside the bunker structure during the war.

The CPV POWs in captivity under the UNC custody.  Out of some 21,000 Chinese CPV POWs, only one thirds,  7,000 returned to mainland China at the time of the signing of the Armistice Agreement.