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Letters to the Editor Jan. 5

Posted on January 5, 2022 by Taber Times

Recognizing Veterans

Dear Editor:

Forgotten wars and forgotten battles, in 2022 our Veterans will not be forgotten.

War is death, it is destruction, and suffering. It is also a time when men and women, soldiers and civilians stand up and face great danger to stop wars and restore peace. But how do we remember them today?

The Government of France and the Republic of Korea would like to thank Canadian veterans for liberating their countries. The National Order of the Legion of Honour and Ambassador for Peace Medals are available to eligible veterans.

If you are a WWII veteran who participated in the campaign to liberate France from D-Day June 6, 1944 to the end of August 1944, or Dieppe in 1942, you may be eligible for France’s highest award. The Korean government is looking for Korean War veterans who participated in the Korean War, 1950 to 1953 or it’s peace keeping phase which lasted until the end of 1955. Korea’s Ambassador for Peace Medal may be awarded posthumously unlike the Legion of Honour.

Please contact me for further information or assistance in applying for these two important medals. There is no cost involved. I am an unofficial volunteer who has helped more than 800 veterans receive these awards. Send an email to Korea19501953@Yahoo.com and use the subject “Veteran” or send a letter to 1028 Moray Street, Coquitlam, BC V3J 6S3.

Guy Black, Recipient, Medal of Civil Merit (Republic of Korea), Coquitlam, B.C.

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