Comments on: Seoul National Cemetery http://www.johannemiller.com/2013/seoul-national-cemetery/ Life, Travel, and Photography Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:46:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Johnnie Durham http://www.johannemiller.com/2013/seoul-national-cemetery/#comment-824 Sun, 09 Jun 2013 20:44:40 +0000 http://www.johannemiller.com/?p=1306#comment-824 The National Cemetery was founded in 1955 and covers 343 acres of land. It has become a national holy place where over 160,000 soldiers and other patriots rest in peace. In front of the main entrance stand the Hyeon Chung Tower and Gate. Under the tower, more than 102,000 memorial tablets have been enshrined those warriors who are missing in action from Korean War. From the center of Hyeon Chung Tower, you can see the tombs of the late Presidents Syngman Rhee and Park Chunghee, as well as the leaders of the Shanghai provisional government and other patriotic leaders. Meritorious people, soldiers, policeman, and reservists have also been laid to rest in the Ease and West Graveyards. There are over 50,000 tombstones that are arranged according to their status. Other major facilities include Hyeon Chung Memorial Pavilion and the War Memorial Hall. The Pavilion shows films about Korea’s patriots, while the Memorial Hall displays war artifacts and photos. Visitors should dress modestly and conduct themselves properly in this hallowed area of deceased heroes.

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