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Korea shows appreciation of Canadian Veterans

Min Hong

By Min Hong

Office Manager & Accounting, Canada Wood Korea

April 27, 2012

As a member of the United Nations Command during the Korean War, Canada had contributed the third largest number of soldiers among the UNC allied countries. Every year, the Republic of Korea GO6 Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA) invites a number of Canadian Veterans to re-visit Korea in order to commemorate their participation to the defense of the Korean people and to pay tribute to their fallen comrades.

As part of the re-visit program, the Canadian Veterans participated in a ceremony at the Canadian Monument of the Korean War at Gapyeong, a remote area located 70 km North-East of Seoul. The Gapyeong commemoration ceremony took place in April 26th in 2012.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was the dispersing of scholarship to Gapyeong Buk Middle School students. Canada Wood Korea has donated scholarship for two students this year as well as last year.