Wednesday, October 08, 2008

10/8/08 Korean War National Museum

Today and yesterday the kids have been experiencing the joy of school-wide exams. Bad for them, good for me. It gives me a bit of time to address the magical, self replenishing stack of papers on my desk that need grading. There is an English listening component to each classes' tests, which I record a tape for. The tape is then played over the intercom at the appropriate time. They say that everyone hates the sound of their own voice. How about the sound of that voice reverberating through the halls?

I stumbled onto a bit of Springfield news on the internets. It seems that The Korean War National Museum(website here) is slated to be constructed in Springfield, "across from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum". An article on the project features some comments from advisory board member Buzz Aldrin, famed astronaut and Vietnam veteran. I look forward to visiting the museum, especially after the lengthy introduction to the war I received at the War Museum of Korea in Seoul, although its probable that the point of views expressed will be similar between allies. The museum should be a welcome addition to the tourism opportunities available in my hometown.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:15 PM

    Don't be conned by this group, folks. Do some research into not only their present, but also their past.