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Mayor's Hope Journal

  • Opening of the “518 Archives”
    [Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 640]

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    Only if we record, can we remember,
    and when we remember, we can act.

    On the 35th anniversary of the May 18 pro-democracy movement,
    the “518 Archives” have been opened.

    They contain records of the controversial song,
    “March for the Beloved.”
    However, I am disappointed and frustrated about the conflict we now face.

    Let’s sing it in our own homes.
    Is the song really that dangerous?
    It’s hard to understand why it can be sung by a choral group,
    but not chanted by a group of people attending an event.

    “Leaving behind neither love, glory, nor our names,
    we vow to march together for the rest of our lives.
    Comrades can’t be found, but our banner still flutters.
    Let us not falter ‘til the new day comes.
    Time passes, but the mountains and streams remember.
    The ardent cry of those awakened
    I will march ahead, so follow me, you who live.
    I will march ahead, so follow me, you who live.”

    Watch “March for the Beloved – A Certain Wedding” on YouTube – https://youtu.be/ERE2-FWh164
    #March_For_The_Beloved #518 #Gwangjupro-democracymovement #ParkWonSoon