Various ceremonies to honour Canadians’ sacrifices in the Korean War

Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance at Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton. (Global Korean Post)

 

Various ceremonies to honour Canadians’ sacrifices in the Korean War

 

Nov. 12, 2018

Global Korean Post

 

The Veterans’ Week, November 5-11, Canadians are encouraged to reflect on freedom.

 

Lots of Canadians sacrificed their lives during Confederation to 1914, the First World War (1914-1948), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953) and Balkans and Afghanistan Conflicts

 

This year, 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended active fighting in Korea.

 

More than 26,000 Canadian soldiers participated in the Korean War (1950-1953).

A total of 516 Canadians lost their lives during the war.

 

Various events to commemorate the anniversary took place across the country.

 

In Ottawa, Ontario on Saturday, November 10, Turn to Busan ceremony held to honour Canadians’ service and sacrifices in the Korean War. The event was held at Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall at 8:30 p.m. EST.

The Korea Veterans Association of Canada and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada  co-hosted the ceremony, with support from Veterans Affairs Canada.  This ceremony mirrors the annual Remembrance Day ceremony held at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, Republic of Korea.

In Brampton, Ontario, on November 11, people paid tribute to fallen soldiers in front of the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance at Meadowvale Cemetery.

 

Also, on Sunday, November 11, Ontario government hosted its official Queen’s Park Remembrance Day ceremony to show respect and gratitude to members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have served and continue to serve Canada in times of war and conflict.