Korean War Veterans Day

July 25, 2014

 

Korean War Veterans Day

 

Owen Sound, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, recognizes all Korean War Veterans, as well as the families and friends of those who served during the Korean War in light of the upcoming National Korean War Veterans Day on July 27th.  

 

On March 6th, 2013, An Act Respecting a National Day of Remembrance to Honour Canadian Veterans of the Korean War, a bill sponsored by Senator Yonah Martin and Senator Joseph Day, was unanimously passed in the Senate of Canada. The bill was sponsored by MP Blaine Calkins in the House of Commons and was passed unanimously on June 3rd, 2013 and received Royal Assent on June 19th, 2013.

 

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. Korean War Veterans Day serves as a commemoration of the courage and sacrifice of Canadians who served in the Korean War (1950-1953) and in the peacekeeping duties following the signing of the Armistice on July 27th, 1953. In recognition of the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end armed conflict, July 27th will mark Korean War Veterans Day.

 

“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,” said Miller. “The Korean War was one of the most costly battles in Canadian history with over 1500 casualties and 516 Canadians giving their lives to support freedom and democracy in Korea. We will remember them.”

 

For more information please visit; www.veterans.gc.ca.

 

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