SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, July 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian
Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today participated in a
wreath-laying and traditional ash ceremony at the Seoul National
Cemetery in the Republic of Korea.
Minister Fantino is leading a delegation of Canadian Veterans of the
Korean War as they return to Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the
Korean War Armistice. The trip to Korea recognizes the contributions of
all Veterans who came to the aid of the people of South Korea more than
60 years ago.
The Seoul National Cemetery is the Republic of Korea's sanctuary, where
those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the defence and development
of their country rest in peace.
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: "Ministers Park and Fantino bow at traditional ash ceremony at the National Cemetery in Seoul, Republic of Korea (CNW Group/Veterans Affairs Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130726_C9953_PHOTO_EN_29334.jpg
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
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Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs