Exploring the “Forgotten War” and the Rebuilding of the Korean Community

Statue of two soliders hugging

The Statue of Brothers at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul, South Korea. Based on a true story, the statue depicts two brothers who met in a battlefield, one as a South Korean officer and the other as a North Korean soldier during the Korean War. The dome beneath the brothers, made from granite collected across South Korea, includes a map of the allied countries to honor the sacrifices they made for the people of South Korea. Provided courtesy of The War Memorial of Korea.

Wedged between World War II and the Vietnam War, the Korean War is often dubbed as America’s “Forgotten War.” The war, nevertheless, was a foundational event in the history of contemporary Korea, Korean Americans, and US-Korea relations. In recognition of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the Commemoration Committee at County College of Morris (CCM) will be hosting a virtual talk on “Healing and (Re)Building the Community: Recounts of the Korean War” with Dr. Yoonha Shin of the English & Philosophy Department.

The talk takes place Tuesday, May 4, at 12:30 p.m. Explored will be the significance of the Korean War and the process of rebuilding the Korean community through the perspectives of ordinary people and their experiences.

To take part, email commemoration@ccm.edu and a link will be provided.

The Commemoration Committee is an interdisciplinary group at CCM that recognizes and raises awareness and understanding of diverse groups, cultures and histories through events recognizing days or months of remembrance.