Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

July 14, 2008 12:12 ET

Media Advisory: Veterans Return From Anniversary Events in South Korea

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Dozens of Veterans are returning home after an eight-day journey of remembrance in South Korea. Thirty-five of these Veterans either served during the Korean War or shortly thereafter to restore peace and stability to South Korea. The Veterans are part of the official Government of Canada delegation led by the Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs. They participated in commemorative events marking the 55th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.

Media are invited to cover the delegation's return home, scheduled at 11:00 a.m., July 15 at the Vancouver International Airport. Please keep in touch with the Veterans Affairs Canada contact listed below to confirm the arrival time as it is subject to change.

While in South Korea, the delegation participated in ceremonies of remembrance at the Republic of Korea National Cemetery in Seoul, the Korean War Memorial to the Armed Forces of the British Commonwealth in Gapyeong, the Canadian Korean War Memorial Garden in Naechon, and the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea in Busan.

For more information on the Korean War, photos of the delegation's experiences in South Korea or details on events in Canada, visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

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