OTTAWA – July 27, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Andrew Scheer, the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, issued the following statement: “Today, we mark the fourth annual Korean War Veterans Day, commemorating the 64th Anniversary of the signing of the armistice, and honouring the brave Canadians who served during the Korean War. “Between 1950 and 1953, more than 26,000 Canadians served in Korea, joining our allies in the fight against an unprovoked attack launched by the communist regime in North Korea. 516 Canadians gave their lives in the fight for freedom. Over 7,000 soldiers served after the armistice was signed on July 27, 1953 to ensure peace was kept. “This national day of recognition was enacted in 2013, a year which was declared ‘Year of the Korean War Veteran’, to show our immense gratitude to the men and women who served in the conflict. “I encourage all Canadians to take a moment today to remember their bravery, their valour, and their sacrifice. “Lest we forget.” For more information: Anthony Farrow (613) 995-9054 [email protected] Jake Enwright 613-290-8298 [email protected]