Monday, June 25, 2007


The Korean term for June 25 is Yugiyoh, which literally translates to 6 - 2 - 5. This date has a particular significance in Korea, as it is the day that North Korean soldiers with the support and blessing of Stalin and Mao crossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea in 1950. Between 1950 and 1953, approximately 900,000 Chinese, 520,000 North Korean, 400,000 UN and South Korean, and 155,000 U.S. soldiers were either killed or wounded. Though a cease-fire has been declared, there still has been no treaty signed, and the two countries are still technically at war.

For those of you who view Yugiyoh as a kid's card game, remember for a moment that for millions of people, it means much, much more.

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