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Finding Korean spirit in Washington D.C.

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As a Korean American, today was a day to realize the hard work that was put into our now recognized influential power in the US. It was impressive to see our countries history being passed into different parts of the world through translation and dedication, in the wars and in the books. At the first location, The Old Korean Legislation Museum, we learned about the Treaty of Armistice and its impact on the Korean War. I got to see some of the real documents that were signed along with descriptions on the walls. The history of our fight for independence was in another section that I visited. Standing in the museum was like standing in ancient history, as the tour guide had said. Every corner we turned were where many new Korean traditions were born.

At the Library of Congress, we learned the history of printing Korean words using ‘metal type’. I really enjoyed viewing the old manuscripts that were over 500 years old written in traditional Korean handwriting.

Our special guest on this journey was Yumi Hogan, the former First Lady of Maryland. The students got to explore the historical buildings and have a meal with her. Her impact on this trip was huge, because we are learning about Korean’s influence in America, which she had a contribute to as she was the first Korean American First Lady in the US.

I think our countries history is an amazing legacy in a way because its impact is what brought diversity to the world and opened so many new opportunities. Today I got to feel confident in my ethnicity.

하나님이 세상을 이처럼 사랑하사 독생자를 주셨으니 이는 저를 믿는 자마다 멸망치 않고 영생을 얻게 하려 하심이니라 (요 3:16).
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV)

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