September 22, 2012 - Ottawa - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and H.E. Kim Sung-hwan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea (South Korea), pay tribute to Canadian veterans of the Korean War at the National War Memorial. Kim laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
From 1950 to 1953, more than 26,000 Canadians served in Korea, fighting to restore peace and stability to the area. An additional 7,000 Canadians served between the signing of the armistice and the end of 1955. In proportion to its population, Canada’s troop contribution was one of the largest of the international force. In total, 516 brave Canadians made the ultimate sacrifice.
South Korea remains one of Canada’s most trusted allies and partners in the Asia-Pacific Region.