August 03, 2022


Consul General Maria Andrelita Austria (rightmost) lays a wreath at the memorial to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.  Also in photo are US Consul General Brent Hardt and Turkish Consul General Taylan Tokmak. (Photo from Vancouver PCG).

Consul General Maria Andrelita Austria attended the 9th Annual Korean War Veterans Day Ceremony commemorating the 69th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice held at the site of the Ambassador of Peace Korean War Memorial in Burnaby’s Central Park on 27 July 2022.

Korean Consul General Hae Young Song, US Consul General Brent Hardt and Turkish Consul General Taylan Tokmak also graced the occasion.  Federal, provincial and municipal politicians; members of the Canadian Armed Forces and regimental representatives, RCMP and Burnaby Firefighters; and members of the Korean Community of BC and supporters were also in attendance.

The ceremony was held in honor of those who lost their lives in defending peace and security for Korean civilians.  Canada and Philippines were among the UN member nations that contributed units during the Korean war.

The event was organized by the Korean War Commemorative Alliance (KWCA), coordinated by the Office of Senator Yonah Martin and supported by several Korean community organizations. END

Mr. Michael Chang, Minister Anne Kang, Speaker Raj Chouhan, Turkish Consul General Taylan Tokmak, US Consul General Brent Hardt and Philippine Consul General Maria Andrelita Austria pose before the ceremony. (Photo from Vancouver PCG)

Dozens gather at Burnaby's Korean War memorial to pay tribute to veterans of that conflict. (Photo from Vancouver PCG)

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