Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement marking Korean War Veterans Day:
“Today, we honour the nearly 27,000 brave veterans who served in the Korean War, and we remember the 516 Canadians who never came home from our country’s ‘forgotten war.’
“For more than three years, the ‘land of the morning calm’ was shattered by the sights, sounds and horrors of war on the Korean peninsula. Canadians served under the flag of the United Nations in the air, at sea and on land before transitioning to a peacekeeping role.
“We reflect on the sacrifices of those who served in one of the deadliest conflicts in our country’s history. We reflect on the military and civilian lives cut short, families separated and the pain of those who returned home with scars, both visible and invisible.
“For generations, Canadians have risked their lives to build a more peaceful world. We honour the service and sacrifice of our veterans by standing united against hate, violence and intolerance at home and abroad.”
For French and Korean translations, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0078-001384#translations