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
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs