Monday, February 21, 2005
Wow My Nick Name has got a History behind it!
Well , as some of you might know that my Nick name is Jayu! :).
If this is a news for some, I bumped on something really great and funny! A park in Korea is called "Jayu Park"!
Well, as I read on this article http://www.lifeinkorea.com/Travel2/inchon/339 I found out that it had a great history behind it!
General MacArthur's statue here makes it one of the most famous places in Korea! Ever wondered who he is?
Well, Read on.....................
Civil War broke out between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. At the end of WORLD WAR II, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into Soviet North Korean and U.S. South Korean zones of occupation. The two zones clashed in 1950 with Red China turning the tide against the UN Forces and causing the 38th parallel stalemate.
Douglas Mac Arthur:
He had served in both the World Wars and the Korean War!
In June 1950, with the beginning of the Korean War, MacArthur was appointed the Supreme United Nations commander. However, on April 11, 1951 he was relieved of his command by President Truman.
Very interesting isn't it?