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Premier Recognizes Nova Scotia's Korean War Veterans

Premier Darrell Dexter today, July 27, recognized the selfless contributions of Nova Scotia's Korean War Veterans on the 58th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

"I want to extend my thanks and sincere appreciation to all our Korean War Veterans," said Premier Dexter. "We remember their sacrifices and, on behalf of all Nova Scotians, I thank them for their valiant efforts."

When help was needed in June 1950, Canada answered the call. There were 26,791 Canadians sent to the Korean War, and 516 died in battle, including 48 Nova Scotians. More than 100 Nova Scotian were wounded.

This past Saturday, the Halifax Unit of the Korean War Veterans joined with Halifax's Korean community to hold a church service in honour of their fallen comrades.

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Premier Darrell Dexter today (July 27th), recognized the selfless contributions of Nova Scotia's Korean War Veterans on the 58th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

Premier Dexter extended his thanks and sincere appreciation to all our Korean War Veterans.

There were 26,791 Canadians sent to the Korean War, 516 of which died in battle, including 48 Nova Scotians who lost their lives. More than 100 Nova Scotian were wounded.

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