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    Posted April 24, 2014 by
    Seoul, South Korea
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    In Memoriam

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    The nation of South Korea in silent mourning of the missing and the lost at sea students lost at sea

    When I planned my first ever visit to Seoul, South Korea a few months ago, I never imagined that several hundred high school students will have died or are missing in the yellow sea and after a sinking of a ship supposed to carry them safely. My sympathies to the parents who will never see their loved ones realize their dreams. There was a silent sadness in the heart of every Korean I talked to, but the city of Seoul seemed to go on with all the planned festivities and business as usual. Seen are some sights of a Buddist festival of lanterns and lights (Image 1-3), a celebration of the birth of Gautam Buddha, the founder of the religion of Buddism). The flag was not at half mast, a sign that this mourning nation was keeping its flag fluttering (image 4). Another happening, I did not anticipate on my arrival was the visit of President Obama in Seoul, South Korea today. May the souls of those found dead and yet to be found alive rest in peace. There was no make-shift memorial in the center of town but I was told the memorial is at the high school from where the students were.enrolled prior to taking the boat trip. The center of town was dotted with beautiful flowers and sculptures which I offer as my tribute in memory of the departed souls 2 os such images of Seoul Images 5 and 6)
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