Korea Veterans Association of Canada Planning to Dedicate Memorial


The Korea Veterans Association of Canada is planning to dedicate a memorial to commemorate the 5,777 Canadians who trained in Fort Lewis before proceeding to Korea.  It will also include a tribute to the hospitality of the U.S. hosts and will remember those Canadians who gave their lives in the Korean War.  No.426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, will present a similar plaque to McChord AFB to remember their role under MATS command in the Korean airlift.

They hope to present the plaques (the initial stage in the memorial) in September of 2005 - fifty-five years after the first Canadians arrived in Fort Lewis.

They are welcoming any U.S. Korean war veterans in Washington and the adjoining states to join them in these ceremonies.

For details please call Col(Ret) John Bishop at (250) 743-3383 or e-mail john.bishop@visd.org, or Les Peate, President KVA Canada, at (613)225-0443, e-mail jlpeate@mondenet.com.