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Korean War Commemoration

The Town of Paradise held its annual Korean War Commemoration Service last Sunday.  Members of council, during Tuesday night’s public council meeting, noted the ceremony was well-attended and that a number of wreaths were laid. Council also maintains Paradise is the only municipality in the province that holds an annual service to commemorate the Korean War. From left to right are councillor Larry Vaters, Deputy Mayor Kimberley Street, veteran Leslie Mercer, veteran Doug England, and councillor Deborah Quilty. The Korean War began in 1950 with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea and lasted until 1953. It has sometimes been called “The Forgotten War” or “The Unknown War” because of how little public attention the war drew relative to other conflicts such as the two World Wars and the Vietnam War, though the fighting was just as brutal and the battlefield conditions just as harsh and challenging. The war helped the United States and its allies, including Canada, check the spread of communism farther down the Korean peninsula. North Korea remains a totalitarian dictatorship to this day. Town of Paradise photo

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