Calling all Korean War veterans
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod has launched a drive to recognize Korean War veterans in the riding.
“Our government is honoured to mark 2013 as the Year of the Korean War veteran,” McLeod said.
“It is our duty to pay tribute to more than 26,000 Canadian men and women in uniform who came to the aid of the South Koreans during the Korean War and, in particular, the 516 Canadians who gave their lives in service to defend the values of peace and freedom on the Korean Peninsula.”
In July, Canada will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that led to the end of the war.
“Canada’s military contributions to this war are remarkable and should never be forgotten,” McLeod said.
“Canadian veterans who served in this horrible conflict should be remembered for their remarkable military contribution.
“We would like to celebrate this important milestone in Canadian history by recognizing our local Korean War veterans.”
McLeod is asking for the public to submit their stories or identify members who fought in the Korean War so they can be recognized.
Nominations can be received at McLeod’s Kamloops office, 979 Victoria St., Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2C1, by phone at 250-851-4991 or by email at email@example.com. Postage is free if mailed to Mcleod.