JULY 27, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, ONThe Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues the following statement on Korean War Veterans Day, marking the 66th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice: 

“On this day every year, it is a fitting occasion for Canada to reflect on the sacrifices made by courageous Canadian soldiers, sailors, and airmen during the Korean War. 

“Over 26,000 Canadian Armed Forces personnel joined together with our allies to fight against a violent communist regime. Today, we mark 66 years since the signing of the armistice on July 27th, 1953, which ended the hostilities. More than 7,000 Canadians continued to serve in related peacekeeping duties over the decades that followed.  

“Today, we honour the veterans who bravely fought for peace and who risked their lives in the name of freedom. We also remember the 516 Canadians who gave their lives in this fight for freedom. Their ultimate sacrifice will forever be remembered and honoured by Canada. 

“I encourage all Canadians to take the time to reflect on the lessons of the Korean War and show their gratitude to our veterans who sacrificed everything to protect the fundamental values that we hold so dear. 

“Lest we forget.”

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For more information, please contact:

Julie Pham

(613) 947-9932

Julie.Pham@parl.gc.ca