The Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion

May 22, 2013 14:00 ET

Legion Supports the Republic of Korea-Ambassador for Peace Medal Ceremonies

PERTH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 22, 2013) - Mr. Ron Goebel, a member of the Dominion Executive Council of The Royal Canadian Legion and on behalf of the Dominion President Mr. Gordon Moore, participated in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) presentation ceremony of the Ambassador For Peace Medal to 11 Korean War Veterans at the Perth-Upon-Tay Legion Branch 244 today.

"This initiative, by the Republic of Korea (South Korea), honoring some of the 26,000 Canadian servicemen and women who served during the War in the Korean Peninsula is very much welcomed," says Mr. Gordon Moore. "We are also pleased that The Royal Canadian Legion can help support this activity here and through other Legion Branches across the country in the coming months. These Veterans - many of whom are members of the Legion - served in the Korean Peninsula with courage and distinction and deserve this recognition," concludes Mr. Moore.

In July 2012 a similar ceremony was conducted honouring twelve Veterans and five widows from the local Perth Legion Branch. They were presented with certificates from the US Department of Defense.

This ceremony held in Perth is part of a larger Veterans Affairs Canada initiative, in conjunction with the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and US Department of Defence to recognize all Canadian servicemen and women who served during the Korean War.

The Legion honoured all Korean War Veterans in 2010 with special commemorative products. These are still available to our Legion members through our online store at shop@legion.ca.

About the Legion

Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans service organization in Canada with more than 320,000 members. Its mission is to serve all Veterans including serving Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members and their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.

The Legion's Service Bureau Network provides assistance and representation to all Veterans including serving CF and RCMP members, and their families regarding their disability claims, benefits and services from Veterans Affairs Canada and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. In communities across Canada, it is the Legion that perpetuates Remembrance through the Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies. With more than 1,450 branches, The Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans housing, Long Term Care, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts.

We will Remember Them.

Contact Information

  • Bruce Poulin
    Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion
    613-591-3335 ext. 241
    613-292-8760 (cell)
    bruce.poulin@legion.ca.