A Group Memorial Altar Set Up in Seoul Plaza for the Victims of Sewol
The Seoul Metropolitan Government set up a group memorial altar, in Seoul Plaza, for the victims of the sunken Sewol ferry. The altar is open to the public from April 27 to May 25, and numerous Seoul citizens have been visiting the altar to pay their respects to the victims.
The group memorial alter has been jointly set up by the Seoul branch of the Korean Red Cross and the Seoul Volunteer Center and is open from 7am to 11pm every day. People are also free to pay their respects after these operational hours.
In addition, a “Wall of Hope and Remembrance” has also been installed by the Korean Red Cross, near the altar, so as to allow people to pray for the return of the missing and pay their respects to the victims. People who came to mourn the loss of the victims have offered flowers at the altar and left messages in the form of memories about the victims at the Wall of Hope and Remembrance.