my wife's relatives from Korea visited the U.S. for the first time this summer. i took a few of them around town last night (wed) for a bit of sightseeing. with the aid of a family interpreter, i learned her uncle fought in the Korean War. he was shot and walks with a limp. he lost many friends and his wife lost 3 brothers. i thought the Korean War Memorial would be interesting for him. while walking thru, he never said a word and stared for what seemed like ages at all the scuptures, etc. when told what the words on this wall said he couldn't walk away....i can only assume he knew all too well that freedom certainly isn't free, especially during those painful years. i was so into what was going on that i forgot i had a camera. i snapped this just as his wife pulled him away.