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