OTTAWA, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - A special commemorative ceremony will be
held in Ottawa on Sunday, June 23, at the National War Memorial and
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in honour of Canadian men and women who
fought for peace and freedom during the Korean War.
Korean War Veterans from across Canada have gathered in Ottawa this
weekend to participate in a series of activities to mark the Year of
the Korean War Veteran. More than 200 Veterans are expected to attend
the commemorative ceremony to remember, in particular, 516 of their
comrades who lost their lives.
The public is encouraged to attend this ceremony which will begin at 11
a.m. The official party, which will include His Excellency the Right
Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and the
Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for
La Francophonie, will arrive at 10:40 a.m.
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.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs