Special Day for Korean Veterans

July 27, 2010

Caring Community

I received this message today.

Dear Mayor Farbridge

Today marks a special day for our Korean Veterans, their families and the Bereaved Family Members of our 516 fallen Canadians in the Korean War.

This year, is the 60th Anniversary of beginning of Korean War — and overwhelming thanks are extended to The Honourable Yonah Martin, Senator for British Columbia, who was pleased to announce that on June 8, 2010 the Senate of Canada unanimously adopted her private member’s motion that the Senate of Canada recognize and endorse July 27 annually as national Korean War Veterans. Canada’s first official Korean War Veterans Day. A very special Ceremony will be held today at the National Wall of Remembrance, Brampton, On.

Millie Timbers who lost her brother Kenneth W. Norton Nov. 5 1951 has been honourably requested and has accepted to present the wreath at the National Wall of Remembrance today on behalf of all of the Bereaved Family Members.

A search has been ongoing for over the past year by the National President of the Korea Veterans Association, Terry Wickens, to locate every Korean Veteran across Canada, and together with his committee, has had a huge success. Terry Wickens also requested many municipalities, if available, to fly the Korean Flag in honour of the first official Korean War Veterans Day.

Submitted respectfully,

Joanne Ware

Public Relations Officer

RCL Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234, Guelph

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