Remembering those lost in the April 3rd Incident

동백6Poppy pins are worn in Commonwealth countries like those of the UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand in the run up to Remembrance Day, a solemn commemoration of the sacrifices of these nations’ service members.

The victims of Jeju Island’s April 3rd Incident are similarly commemorated with the camellia, or dongbaek, flower.

This year, the 70th anniversary of the Incident, you’ll see this particular pin more and more on the lapels of islanders as this year’s April 3rd ceremony approaches.

There are two kinds — one ceramic, one metal — which are being distributed free of charge and with limited availability through the beginning of March at April 3rd related organizations and local city and village administrative offices.

The exact number of badges made represents the number of victims commemorated at the Jeju 4.3 Peace Park: 14,232.

Please read more on this event in Jeju history:

And we also have an interesting article on the camellia flower itself, and where you can view it on Jeju Island:

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