I went on a 16-mile bike ride today: I rode from Williamsburg all the way past Battery Park and then up to Harlem. On the way, Bryant and I stopped at this memorial for the Korean War.
Iím embarrassed to admit that I didnít know much about the U.S.ís involvement when it all happened back in 1950. But Iíve since learned that itís also known as The Forgotten War, because it doesnít get as much attention as WW II, which happened right before it, or the Vietnam War, which got everyone up in arms, so to speak. But hundreds of people died in this war, including about 36,000 US soldiers. I said a silent prayer for the lives lost. Who knew my bike ride would turn out to be a history lesson?