Canada marks 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice


Locutus
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Canadians observed the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at sombre ceremonies across the country Saturday.

The events also marked the first official Korean War Veterans Day which will be held each year on July 27.

"Establishing July 27 as a national day of recognition serves as a way to honour our veterans and this important moment in Canada's history," said Veterans Affairs minister Julian Fantino. "Today, Canadians will pause to remember the men and women in uniform who came to the aid of South Koreans during the Korean War."

More than 26,000 Canadians came to the aid of South Koreans during the Korean War, and 516 lost their lives in the area.

On July 27, 1953, the Korean War Armistice was signed, ending three years of fighting. Some 7,000 Canadians continued to serve there between the signing of the Armistice and the end of 1955, with some Canadian troops remaining until 1957.

"South Koreans have never forgotten the courage and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, and we have a duty to ensure Canadians never do either," MP Royal Galipeau said at a ceremony held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

On Friday, Fantino unveiled a new monument dedicated to Canadians who fought during the Korean War and to those who served after the Armistice.


Sun News : Canada marks 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice


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Kreskin
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We can do like the North Koreans.
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Blackleaf
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A new Korean War memorial has been opened in Witch Craig Wood near Torphichen in West Lothian to honour the 1,100 British troops who died in the conflict.