2019 VETERANS WEEKEND IN OTTAWA
For immediate release
June 24, 2019
2019 Veterans Weekend in Ottawa to Commemorate the 66th Anniversary
OTTAWA, ON – On June 22nd, Senator Yonah Martin's Office - in partnership with the Korean War Commemorative Committee (KWCC) and the generous support of Sae Eden Presbyterian Church (in Yongin, Korea) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea - coordinated a special ceremony in the Senate Chamber to honour Korea War Veterans on the occasion of the upcoming 66th anniversary of the Korea War Armistice. The Hon. Yonah Martin and Ambassador Maeng-ho Shin delivered moving remarks during the ceremony on behalf of the Senate of Canada and the Republic of Korea, respectively. Following the ceremony, a dinner reception was held in the beautiful Senate Foyer. Nearly 140 Veterans and their families were in attendance alongside dignitaries and distinguished guests, including Admiral (Ret'd) Jong-Dae Kim and his wife on behalf of Sae Eden Church (who graciously provided accommodations for out-of-town Veterans for the weekend).