More than 26,000 Canadians served in the Korean War, bravely fighting for peace. Long seen as a “forgotten war,” it is an important chapter in Canada’s proud military history.
This summer, a group of Canadian Korean War Veterans will participate in the Revisit Korea Program at the invitation of the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. While in Korea, they will attend ceremonies and events to recognize those who served in uniform during the Korean War and mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement (July 27).
Prior to their departure, the Veterans will head to Burnaby, British Columbia, where they will participate in a commemorative ceremony and events with the Korean Consulate in Vancouver.
In Korea, the Veterans will be accompanied by a Government of Canada delegation, led by the Minister of Veterans Affairs as well as a native Veteran and a historian from the Canadian War Museum.
While in Korea, the delegation will participate in commemorative ceremonies in Gapyeong and the United Nations Memorial Cemetery, as well as the Republic of Korea’s signature ceremony for the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement.