Remembrance Day holds across Canada…. People honors the 516 fallen at the Korea Veterans’ Wall
Nov. 11, 2016
Global Korean Post, Jasmine Kang
Hundreds of people gather to show respect for the 516 soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Korean War.
On Friday, November 11, 2016, about 400 people felt honour for the fallen soldiers during the Korean War in front of the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance at Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton, Ontario.
The memorial ceremony was held seriously in the chilly and windy weather, where about 400 people attended including Counselors of Republic of Korea to Canada, Korean Veterans, Korean community leaders, Representatives from Brampton City, President of Unit 23 KVA (Korea Veterans Association), related ones, and students from three schools including Roberta Bondar, Ray Lawson and Hickory Wood Public Schools.
Kang Jeong-Sik, who is a Consul General, Republic of Korea to Canada, said, “At this solemn moment, I remember and honour 516 fallen Canadian Soliders who made ultimate sacrifices in the prime of the youth.” followed by welcome messages given by three representatives.
At the event, students from Roberta Bondar PS Choir sang a song ‘Amazing Grace’, and Ray Lawson and Hickory Wood Public Schools’ students sang ‘A Wish For Peace’.
About 20 Wreaths were laid by community representatives one by one in front of the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance.
After finishing the event, the attendee pinned their poppy on the plaque of the name for the fallen soldiers at the Wall of Remembrance.
The Wall of Remembrance was erected by the Korea Veterans Association of Canada for commemorating the 516 Canadians who sacrificed their lives during the Korean War.
ⓒGlobal Korean Post