Korea Remembers Victims Of The Sewol Ferry Disaster On Its 4th Year Anniversary

On April 16, 2014, a passenger ferry on its way from Incheon to Jeju Island sank while carrying 476 people. 304 crew members and passengers, mostly students of Danwon High School, died from the incident.
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Four years have passed since the Sewol Ferry disaster. On April 16, 2018, the first memorial ceremony organized by the Korean government was held in Gyeonggi Province near the location of Danwon High School. At the event, the prime minister Lee Nak Yeon stated, “[President] Moon Jae In’s administration will completely investigate the truth behind the Sewol Ferry disaster and take the lesson to heart to put in full effort for a safe Republic of Korea.” Koreans and people all around the world continue to mourn and remember, and many celebrities also shared posts of remembrance.
GOT7’s Youngjae posted a cover of “You Whom I Love,” a song that was written by a student who passed away in the tragedy and was later completed by 4MEN. Youngjae performed this song at the Golden Disc Awards earlier this year.
Actress Gong Seung Yeon wrote down the lyrics to “A Thousand Winds,” a song by Lim Hyung Joo to commemorate the tragedy. Her caption reads, “Four years since Sewol. I will not forget. I heard this song on the radio a few days ago and paused for a moment.”

Actor Yoon Kyun Sang wrote, “I will not forget,” and, “The yellow ribbon is not political.”
He later edited his post and added, “I am not skilled in writing, so there are people who are misunderstanding my post.” He explained that when he posts about Sewol each year or goes in a taxi with a ribbon badge, he hears various political comments or curses. He hopes that people will view his post as simply commemorative.
Yoon Kyun Sang continued, “Also, there are so many events for our hearts to hurt over like the Second Battle of Yeonpyeong and the Air Force Crash. As a man who was discharged from active service of the Korean military, it is impossible to not mourn and for my heart to not hurt. There is no death that does not hurt. Please do not try to measure what is more important.”

Many other celebrities posted the yellow ribbon and other images to commemorate, with some also sharing personal illustrations.
View some of the posts below:

WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon

WINNER’s Song Mino

A post shared by MINO (@realllllmino) on Apr 16, 2018 at 1:36am PDT

AOA’s Mina

AOA’s Jimin

A post shared by jimin (@jiminbaby_18) on Apr 15, 2018 at 7:21pm PDT

AOA’s Chanmi

AOA’s Seolhyun

Super Junior’s Yesung


Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun

Apink’s Jung Eun Ji

Jun Hyosung

Han Sun Hwa

A post shared by #한선화 (@shh_daily) on Apr 16, 2018 at 12:40am PDT

Girl’s Day’s Minah

Han Seung Yeon

CNBLUE’s Lee Jung Shin

A post shared by 이정신 (@leejungshin91) on Apr 15, 2018 at 10:59pm PDT

9MUSES’ Kyungri

Nam Tae Hyun

A post shared by Nam Tae Hyun (@souththth) on Apr 15, 2018 at 9:44am PDT

T-ara’s Hyomin

T-ara’s Jiyeon

Kevin Woo

HA:TFELT (Yeeun)

NU’EST’s Ren

JBJ’s Kim Sang Gyun

[#김상균?]잊지 않겠습니다 20140416 pic.twitter.com/SzdfqnbFvk
— JBJ (@JBJtwt787) April 16, 2018
Kim Jae Kyung


Oh Seung Ah


Kim So Hye

15&’s Park Jimin




#Remember0416 pic.twitter.com/gHCXhBkma6
— official A.C.E (@official_ACE7) April 15, 2018
UNB and U-KISS’s Jun

UNB’s Daewon


UNI.T’s Lee Suji

UNI.T’s Lee Hyun Joo

UNI.T’s Yoonjo

UNI.T and SONAMOO’s Euijin

#20140416? pic.twitter.com/8qEIXtrlwM
— 의진 (@SONAMOO_EuiJin) April 16, 2018

#Remember0416 pic.twitter.com/ZjyPTCINjf
— 디애나 (@SONAMOO_Dana) April 16, 2018
SONAMOO’s Minjae

벌써 4주기라니… 잊지 않겠습니다기억하겠습니다? #remember0416 pic.twitter.com/y9ksePBkpf
— 민재 (@SONAMOO_MinJae) April 16, 2018

— 뉴썬 (@SONAMOO_NewSun) April 16, 2018

#remember0416 pic.twitter.com/n9szuYYdlq
— 하이디 (@SONAMOO_HighD) April 16, 2018
Boys Republic’s Suwoong

잊지않겠습니다 20140416?#세월호4주기 #Remember0416 pic.twitter.com/QdxfPA7Pwe
— 스누퍼(SNUPER) (@snuper6) April 16, 2018

잊지 않겠습니다#remember0416 pic.twitter.com/OodKrvIOoG
— 임팩트 (@imfact_twt) April 16, 2018
IMFACT’s Taeho

[ 태호 ]잊지 않겠습니다?
— 임팩트 (@imfact_twt) April 16, 2018
IMFACT’s Leesang

[이상] 잊지 않겠습니다?
— 임팩트 (@imfact_twt) April 16, 2018
The East Light’s Woojin

MYNAME’s Seyong

— 세용 (@MYNAME_KYong) April 15, 2018

#세월호4주기 ? ?? 잊지않겠습니다. pic.twitter.com/AemYRk8zS1
— JUNQ (@kkangxx9449) April 15, 2018

세월호 4주기별이 된.. 그들을 잊지 않겠습니다. #세월호 #remember #그날바다 pic.twitter.com/gJGtO8FLLb
— B.I.G(비아이지) (@BIG_GHofficial) April 15, 2018
Jung Woo Sung

Yoon Hyun Min

Hong Jong Hyun

Kwak Dong Yeon

Lee Ki Woo

Seol In Ah

Go Kyung Pyo

Shin Se Kyung

Yoo Ah In

Chae Soo Bin

Lee Shi Uhn

Nam Ji Hyun

Son Dam Bi

Yoon Jong Shin

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