Government of Canada pays tribute to the crew of the eight Canadian destroyers that served in the Korean War

BURLINGTON, ON, July 28, 2015 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Mike Wallace, Member of Parliament for Burlington, today attended a commemorative ceremony at the RCN Korean War 8 Destroyers Monument, in Burlington. The ceremony paid tribute to the Korean War Veterans who served during the Korean War and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Quick facts

  • The RCN Korean War 8 Destroyers Monument is dedicated to the eight Canadian destroyers that served during the Korean War and the nine crew members who never made it home.
  • The names of the nine crew members who perished are inscribed on the monument.
  • More than 26,000 brave Canadians served during the Korean War and 516 paid the ultimate price.

Quotes

"We must never forget the brave crew members who served aboard Canadian navy destroyers during the Korean War. Without the dedication and efforts of these brave individuals, we would not have the peace and democracy we are afforded today."
The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs

"Our Government is honoured to pay tribute to Korean War Veterans who served on Royal Canadian Navy destroyers and the nine crew members who made the ultimate sacrifice. We will continue to remember those who served during the Korean War and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for peace and freedom."
Mike Wallace, Member of Parliament for Burlington

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SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information: Martin Magnan, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468

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