||[Jul. 6th, 2010|10:56 pm]
Today I realised the true importance of studying history. It was like I had an epiphany. Like Mrs Teng said, you don't study history to point out who was right and who was wrong in a war. No one will ever be 'right' in a war. However, what is more worthy of our concern is the amount of lives lost. The 415,000 men that the UN lost during the Korean War might mean nothig more than just another statistic for us to memorize to inject into some essay. The significance to us might be minute, but to the families of the UN troops, lives were lost, never to be regained no matter how much you weep. To the citizens of Korea, they will be forever grateful to the Americans and soldiers of whatever nationality, who fought bravely not for their own homeland, but someone else's, for the sake of maintaining peace.
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