Korean vets hon­oured

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

CHILLY con­di­tions greeted close to 100 com­mu­nity mem­bers, cadets, war vet­er­ans and po­lit­i­cal fig­ures who made their way to the Korean War Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial ser­vice in Hamil­ton Hill last week.

The ser­vice was co-or­di­nated by the Cock­burn RSL and held at Me­mo­rial Hall Mon­u­ment, with guest speak­ers from the Royal Aus­tralian Navy, army and Royal Aus­tralian Air Force who de­tailed Aus­tralia’s dif­fer­ent in­volve­ments in the war.

Our coun­try lost 339 Aus­tralians in what is of­ten re­ferred to as the For­got­ten War, which was fought from 1950 to 1953.

RSL cer­e­mo­nial ad­viser Arthur Stan­ton said that up un­til three years ago the Korean War was re­mem­bered on April 24, although it was of­ten over­shad­owed by An­zac ser­vices.

“We at the RSL City of Cock­burn de­cided that we would hold a ser­vice each year on July 27, the day of the sign­ing of the ar­mistice,” he said.

“We must en­sure that we al­ways re­mem­ber and pay trib­ute to the 339 Aus­tralians who died in ac­tion and those who served and re­turned.”

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