Ministers Park and Fantino attend traditional ash ceremony at the National Cemetery in Seoul, Republic of Korea

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

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:

SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada

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Media inquiries:

Janice Summerby
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada

Joshua Zanin
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs


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