Posted by: rbbadger | August 25, 2009

Memorial Banner

When Roh Moo-hyun died, memorial banners for him appeared throughout the city in very short order.  The same is true of the death of President Kim Dae Jung.  This one was put up by the Korean branch of the YWCA in honour of President Kim.  And you do see them in lots of places.  One was even up at the Cathedral, though it has since been removed. 

It is also proof of just how much has changed in Korea, at least linguistically speaking.  Sixty years ago, such banners might have read “金大中 前 大統領의 逝去를 哀悼합니다”.  Now it just says “김대중 前 대통령 의 서거를 애도합니다” or “[we] mourn the passing away of former president Kim Dae Jung”.  CIMG0199

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