Dear,Veterans of the Korean War
- WriterSeohyun Choi
- Date2020-03-28 12:25:56
Dear, Veterans of the Korean War, Hello, I am a high school student in South Korea. If I were to write this letter in another year, I would be doing so during normal school days. That is not the case right now. Due to a worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, the first day of school has been postponed for a couple of times, students are studying at home. It is an unprecedented case not being able to start school in March, and it is possible that a lot of schedules throughout the year will change and be delayed. I have heard from a friend of mine living in the US that her school classes have been transferred to online. A lot of us are not in what we call ‘normal days’. From events that people gather for such as graduation ceremonies being reduced in size to the summer Olympics being postponed, COVID-19 has changed the world in all aspects. Washing hands as frequently and carefully as possible and wearing masks has now become a basic rule. The world seems as if it has become quieter on the outside, but the internet world is not. New findings about the virus is being announced from time to time by experts. New cases of COVID-19 cases are being reported and people are trying their best to stay safe by not visiting places with danger. Informations are being spread in high speed. Everyone is desperate about keeping their family and loved ones safe. A lot of people are urging others to take part in social distancing and stay home so that everyone could be protected, and people who are going against the society’s expectation and acting in a way that keeps themselves and others in danger are shown disrespect. It is relieving and thankful to know that people are working hard to keep the world safe, and that many people understand that this is a situation in which everyone should participate to overcome. On the brighter side, I am learning life-changing lessons thanks to the pandemic. Now I have been missing nearly a month of school, and I have never felt this bad to go back to school. I am understanding how precious it was to be able to carry on every day without the fear of being ill or being in another kind of danger, missing my ‘normal’ life before quarantine began. Plus, since I am staying home with my family during this period, I am feeling the importance of having family and loved ones around me to overcome dystopian situations together. Getting to have a lot of free time allows me to spend time efficiently too. It is devastating that the lands and people you all sacrificed for in order to keep them safe is facing another peril, and this time it is due to a cause as universal and intimidating as a pandemic. I am hoping that this situation would become improved soon, so that we can bring back our peaceful and safe world. Please take care!