Canadian Korean War Veterans Participate in a Remembrance Ceremony at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in the Republic of Korea

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, July 28, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of Minister Julian Fantino, Member of Parliament Blaine Calkins and Senator Yonah Martin, along with Canadian Korean War Veterans, participated today in a remembrance ceremony at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in the Republic of Korea.

The remembrance ceremony at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea (UNMCK) commemorates the 378 Canadian soldiers interred at the world's only memorial cemetery of the UN. The names of 21 missing Canadian soldiers are inscribed on the Commonwealth Monument. As well, the names of the 516 Canadian soldiers who died during the Korean War are written on the Wall of Remembrance at the UNMCK in Busan.

2013 is the Year of the Korean War Veteran—Canada proudly remembers the heroes of the Korean War and their brave fight to uphold freedom, democracy and the rule of law. For more information on Canada's role in the Korean War, visit veterans.gc.ca.

 

 

 

Image with caption: "Canadian Veterans and Parliamentarians observe a minute of silence at the Canadian monument in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, South Korea. (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130728_C2104_PHOTO_EN_29357.jpg

Image with caption: "Canadian Veterans salute as the Last Post is played at the Canadian monument in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, South Korea.(CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130728_C2104_PHOTO_EN_29359.jpg

SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada

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Janice Summerby
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468


Joshua Zanin
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
613-996-4649


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