The statues that are outside the memorial show so many elements about the Korean War: the pain, the determination and will for survival, the desperation, the fear, and simply human resourcefulness.

Directions to the memorial are as follows: Go to Samgakji Station and take Exit 12, Subway Lines 4 and 6. You'll have to cross the street, depending on which exit you take. The walk is about 7 to 9 minutes if you're walking at a stroll-like pace. Address: 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.

The grounds of the memorial are more than impressive. I can't even describe the feelings that I was hit with by actually just looking at the memorial the dozen of times I passed by it, so you know I can't describe what it feels like when I was actually there today on the grounds and within the building itself. There are so many things that I can write about this memorial but I only have to say this: Please, no more war on this peninsula ever again.

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