Sunday, 23 August 2015
Photo of the Day: Soldiers of the Country
This current stand-off at the border reminds me of the men and women standing on the front-lines protecting the country.
As a tribute to these brave Korean soldiers, I chose this photo of the day: Korean soldiers doing their precision drills at the War Memorial of Korea. The Honor Guard Ceremony is perhaps the most entertaining performance to watch at the Memorial.
The honor guards turn, drop on a knee, throw their rifles up on the air and catch them with only one hand. And on this photo, everyone has thrown their weapons up and is about to catch them with one hand as they all fall back to Earth in accordance with the law of gravity. While the crowd enjoyed the performance, I enjoyed taking the photograph.
So, to our brave soldiers of the country, thank you! Because of you, we all sleep soundly tonight.