Highlight’s Yang Yoseob Shares Heartfelt Message After Being Discharged From Military
Highlight’s Yang Yoseob has officially returned from the military!
On August 30, Yang Yoseob took to Instagram to announce that he had been discharged from the military after completing his service.
In addition to sharing a photo of himself waving goodbye to the Seoul Gangdong Police Station, where he served as a conscripted police officer, the idol posted an emotional message looking back at the day of his enlistment and his time in service.
Yang Yoseob’s full post is as follows:
January 24, 2019. It was a day when there were many people who went through a hard time emotionally like I did… in that large gymnasium at the Nonsan Training Center, I remember my parents wiping away their tears as they waved at me from far away, and I can also still clearly recall the sound of my many fans’ cheers and my emotions that were slightly heightened from being in an unfamiliar environment.
Over the course of one year, seven months, and seven days, there were many difficult moments, and there were also many happy moments. I cried, and I laughed; I felt depressed at times, and I also felt happy at others; I miss [the army], but I also feel relieved… it was a long experience that felt like a cool movie. The many people who belong in the credits of this cool movie were such great people to me. Thank you to the many people who helped me endure during this time, including my fans, who waited together with me for 20 full moons. I will repay you with great music and a slightly improved version of myself.
I was officially discharged from the military on August 30, 2020. Salute.
Welcome back, Yang Yoseob!
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2019년 1월 24일 저만큼 마음 힘들어하셨던 분들이 많은 날이었죠.. 논산 훈련소 그 커다란 운동장 멀리서 손을 흔들어주시며 눈물을 훔치시던 부모님의 모습도 기억나고 많은 팬분들의 응원소리와 낯선 환경에 조금은 상기된 저의 기분과 감정까지도 아직 생생하네요. 1년 7개월 7일 동안 힘든 순간도 많았고 행복했던 순간도 많았습니다. 울기도 했고 웃기도 했고 우울했고 또 행복했고 그립기도 하고 속 시원하기도 하고.. 참 길고 긴 멋진 영화 같은 시간을 보냈습니다. 이 멋진 영화의 마지막 크레디트에 올라갈 수많은 분들은 제게 너무나도 좋은 사람들이었습니다. 스무 번의 보름달을 함께 세어주신 우리 팬분들을 포함해 길고 긴 이 시간을 견디고 버틸 수 있게 도와주신 수많은 분들 감사합니다. 좋은 음악과 조금 더 나아진 모습으로 여러분들께 보답하겠습니다. 2020년 8월 30일 전역을 명 받았습니다. 충성.