Today is Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s Birthday
[Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 627]
the birthday of Admiral Yi Sun-sin, the Duke of Loyalty and Warfare.
We call Admiral Yi Sun-sin, “Seong-ung,” meaning “great hero,”
as he devoted his life to fighting for our country in times of crisis.
Now, 470 years after his birth, we gather at Gwanghwamun Plaza
and ask him for the wisdom to overcome the crises and challenges we now face.
Politics that disregard the hearts and minds of the citizens
and our neighboring country who does not repent its past atrocities
continue to break our hearts.
In honor of the Duke of Loyalty and Warfare,
it’s time for us to collect our composure and “move like the Great Mountain,”
as Admiral Yi once said.
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