Korean War Veteran Day

July 27, 2016

Korean War Veteran Day

 

Owen Sound, ON – Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, recognizes all veterans of the Korean War, as well as the families and friends of those who served during the Korean War, on National Korean War Veterans Day (July 27th).

 

July 27th marks the signing of the Korea Armistice Agreement in Panmunjon in 1953 and therefore was the date designated as the day to express the appreciation of the Canadian people for the heroic efforts of the veterans of the Korean War. More than 26,000 Canadians volunteered their service to fight during the Korean War. The Canadian casualties numbered over 1500 including 516 Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

“The Korean War was one of the most costly battles in Canadian history. When forces from the North invaded the South thousands of Canadians volunteered their service to fight for freedom and democracy,” said Miller. “The contrast between North and South Korea today truly represents what these brave Canadians were fighting for. On July 27th, we remember the sacrifice made by all Canadians who served in the three year Korean War and those who continued to serve in a peacekeeping role following the signing of the armistice.”

 

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