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Embassy of Canada Art Gallery in Washington

Canada and the Korean War

artwork hanging on the wall depicting the Korean War

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement, the Embassy of Canada is currently featuring the “Canada and the Korean War” exhibit, showcasing stories and historical imagery of the Canadian experience in Korea. More than 26,000 Canadians served on land, at sea, and in the air during this conflict. Long seen as a forgotten war, the Korean War is now recognized as an important chapter in Canada’s military history.

The exhibit examines the timeline of Canada’s participation in the war, tells the stories of some of Canada’s bloodiest battles, and celebrates the contributions and successes of soldiers, sailors, and aviators in the region as well as those who supported from the United States and Canada. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the Canadian military contribution on the Korean Peninsula since 1950, see some of the most iconic imagery from the war, as well as experience video and audio representations of the Canadian Army experience from 1951 to 1953.

The exhibit is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm free of charge at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. We hope to see you there!

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