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July 28, 2014 – Burlington, Ontario – Veterans Affairs Canada

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today participated in an unveiling of the Korean War Royal Canadian Navy Destroyers Monument on the Naval Veterans Promenade in Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, ON.

The monument, funded in part through Veterans Affairs Canada’s Community War Memorial Program, is dedicated to eight Royal Canadian Navy ships that served in the waters off Korea from 1950 to 1955. Made of black granite, it is inscribed with the names of nine crew members that were either killed in action or lost at sea.

Quick Facts

  • The Korea Veterans Association of Canada, Unit 26 (Hamilton) received $25,000 through Veterans Affairs Canada’s Community War Memorial Program (CWMP) for the construction of the Korean War RCN Destroyers Monument located in Burlington, Ontario.
  • Across the country, there are more than 6,000 local cenotaphs and monuments dedicated to Canada’s war dead and Veterans. #ShowYouRemember
  • For more information on Veterans Affairs Canada’s commemorative activities and programs, please visit veterans.gc.ca.

Quotes

“Our Government is committed to honouring the achievements and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. Monuments such as this one serve as an important focal point for community remembrance, reflection, and commemoration. We are pleased to support the Korea Veterans Association of Canada in their efforts to pay tribute to the sailors who were lost in the waters off Korea.”

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs

“We are grateful that the Government of Canada has helped us to honour the memory of Canada’s fallen sailors and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to serve this great country we call Canada. We will not forget them.”

Doug Bailey, President, Unit 26, Korea Veterans Association of Canada

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