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COMMEMORATING THE HISTORIC 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF HILL 355

COMMEMORATING THE HISTORIC 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF HILL 355 BURNABY, BC - The Honourable Yonah Martin, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition and Honorary Grand Patron of the Korea War Veterans of Canada, hosted a virtual commemoration to mark the historic 70th anniversary of the Battle of Hill 355 (November 1951), during the Korean War. Click here for more... French version Korean version
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REMEMBRANCE ACROSS CANADA

REMEMBRANCE ACROSS CANADA#KoreanWarForgottenNomore Veterans Week (November 5-11) is a time to honour the service and sacrifices made by our brave Canadians who proudly wore their uniform and fought in various wars, military conflicts and peace keeping missions. Across Canada, ceremonies and events took place throughout the week, culminating on Remembrance Day. November 3rd marked the annual day of remembrance for “Animals in War Day”, as proclaimed by His Worship Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa in…
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STATEMENT ON MR. WOO SEOK LEE'S SENIORS AWARDS

STATEMENT ON MR. WOO SEOK LEE'S SENIORS AWARDS "On October 30, 2021, Woo Seok Lee, President of Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) Western Canada Chapter, was awarded the Seniors Award from the BC Cultural Diversity Society (BCCDA). “The BC Cultural Diversity Society honours seniors (80 years +) who have contributed to Canadian Society in meaningful ways. They are true leaders and inspiration to all of us to serve our community through helping others. Since 2018, 10 seniors from various et…
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SENATOR YONAH MARTIN BECOMES CHAIR OF THE OVERSEAS KOREAN POLITICIANS COUNCIL

SENATOR YONAH MARTIN BECOMES CHAIR OF THE OVERSEAS KOREAN POLITICIANS COUNCIL BURNABY, BC – The Honourable Yonah Martin, the first Canadian senator of Korean descent, attended the 7th Global Korean Politicians Forum (August 18 to 19, 2021), with the theme of Harmony with the world, peace on the Korean Peninsula. The Overseas Korea Foundation sponsored the biannual conference hosted by the Overseas Korean Politicians Council (OKPC) in-person in Jeju, Korea as well as virtually due to COVID-19 r…
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STATEMENT ON THE 76THANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION DAY OF KOREA

STATEMENT ON THE 76THANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION DAY OF KOREA BURNABY, BC - The Honourable Yonah Martin, Grand Patron of Korea Veterans Association of Canada Heritage Unit, released the following statement on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the National Liberation Day of Korea (Gwangbokjeol): “On this important day, Korean Canadians and Koreans around the world are marking the 76th anniversary of Korea’s independence from Japanese colonial rule after more than three decades…
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JULY 27TH KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES ACROSS CANADA

JULY 27TH KOREAN WAR VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES ACROSS CANADA#KoreanWarForgottenNoMore Bill S-213 (Korean War Veterans Day Act), became an Act of Parliament in June 2013. Since then, Canadians have come together across Canada on July 27th to remember the selfless service and bravery of the more than 26,000 Canadians who fought in the Korean War, the more than 7000 who served in peace-keeping duties after the signing of the July 27th armistice, and the 516 Canadians who paid the ultimate sacrifice…
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71ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BREAKOUT OF THE KOREAN WAR

NATIONAL COMMEMORATION 71ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE BREAKOUT OF THE KOREAN WAR #KoreanWarForgottenNoMore OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Yonah Martin, Grand Patron of the Korea War Veterans of Canada Heritage Unit, joined Veterans of KVA Unit 7, Member of Parliament Nelly Shin and His Excellency Keung Ryong Chang to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the breakout of the Korean War at the Korea Day wreath-laying ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on June 20, 2021.  On June 21, 2021, Sena…
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STATEMENT IN HONOUR OF THE LATE SENATOR PAUL SHIN

STATEMENT IN HONOUR OF THE LATE SENATOR PAUL SHIN “On behalf of the Senate of Canada, I extend the deepest of condolences to the family of the late Senator Paull Shin, who passed away on April 12, 2021.  I was saddened to hear of his passing on a personal level as someone who benefited from his wise counsel and modelling as a trailblazer and iconic mentor. We have lost a highly respected politician and global leader. “The late Senator was born in Korea in 1935. Abandoned by his father after hi…
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