Passing of Bill S-213 to Commemorate Veterans of the Korean War

June 4, 2013

For Immediate Release

June 4th, 2013

Passing of Bill S-213 to Commemorate Veterans of the Korean War

Ottawa, ON – The Federal Government recently passed Bill S-213: An Act Respecting a National Day of Remembrance to Honour Canadian Veterans of the Korean War. Once this act receives Royal Assent, Korean War Veterans Day will be observed each year on July 27th.

The Korean War began on June 24th, 1950, with the active fighting ending on July 27th, 1953, as a result of the signing of the Korea Armistice Agreement. Korean War Veterans Day will recognize the tremendous contributions of the more than 26,000 Canadians who bravely fought to uphold freedom during the Korean War.

“Designating July 27th as Korean War Veterans Day will ensure that the sacrifices of our Veterans are remembered for generations to come,” said Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. “Creating a national day to commemorate Canadian contributions to this historic event is a great addition to the many other initiatives celebrating 2013 as the Year of the Korean War Veteran.”

This year, 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 the Korean War and initiatives taken by the Federal Government please visit www.veterans.gc.ca.

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