The 14th memorial service for the late President Roh Moo-hyun was held at Bongha Village in Gimhae, Gyeongnam.
Bongha Village was covered in a yellow wave of more than 7,000 mourners who gathered early in the morning.
Reporter Moon Chul-jin reports.
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Bongha Village in Gimhae turned yellow again.
The 14th memorial service for the late President Roh Moo-hyun.
More than 7,000 mourners wearing yellow hats gathered early in the morning.
The theme of today’s memorial service was based on former President Roh’s words, “History is slow, but it progresses.
[late former President Roh].
“To a more democratic society, to a more transparent society, to a fairer society. This is our role for the next generation. If we do this, we will change our history.”
A long procession of citizens carrying white chrysanthemums followed.
They paid their respects in front of Nurukbawi, former President Roh’s grave site메이저사이트, and remembered the deceased.
[Yoon Hye-ja/Geoje, Gyeongnam]
“It must not have been easy for you to always be on the side of the weak who are not on our side.”
[Sung Hyun-yong/Sejong City]
“A vague nostalgia for the president and a certain regret that I couldn’t protect him‥”
Young couples also joined the memorial procession, pushing strollers or holding their children’s hands.
[Yoon Sang-ryul/Paju, Gyeonggi]
“I want to show my children a country where they can live well.”
Participants of the Roh Moo-hyun Pilgrimage, who walked for a month from Imjingak to Bongha Village, wrapped up their journey.
[Shin Haya/Gumi-si, Gyeongbuk]
“He was a man who tried to do politics for the common people of our country, and I feel that more and more as year after year passes.”
Books and related artifacts from the former president’s collection will be on display at the Awake Citizen Culture Experience Center in Bongha Village until August, while a memorial photo exhibition will be held at the Roh Moo-hyun Civic Center in Seoul until September.
I’m Moon Chul-jin of MBC News.