Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

July 22, 2011 09:46 ET

Media Advisory: Canada Honours Veterans of the Korean War

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 22, 2011) - To mark the 58th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice and our country's contribution to the Korean War, Senator Yonah Martin will represent the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, at two commemorative ceremonies in the Nation's Capital.

Senator Yonah Martin will be joined by the Honourable Sung Choon Park, Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs for the Republic of Korea. At a reception following the ceremonies, Minister Sung Choon Park will present "Ambassador of Peace" medals to 11 local Korea War Veterans.

Location: Monument to Canadian Fallen
Confederation Park (near the MacKenzie King Bridge)
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: National War Memorial
Confederation Square
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Reception to follow in the Adams Room, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, at 12:15 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    613-992-7468

    Codie Taylor
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    613-996-4649