UN Cemetery to Hold Large Memorial Service November 11th

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A large event to mark the 70th UN Day will pay tribute to the 2,300 people from 11 nations who fought and died during the 1950-53 Korean War. They are buried at the world’s only UN cemetery, the Busan UN Memorial Cemetery.

At 11:00 am on November 11, citizens around the world will pause for a minute of silence to honor those who lost their lives fighting for the UN forces during the Korean War.

A Busan official revealed that the city will jointly hold the “Turn Towards Busan” event in partnership with the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.

A memorial service will also be held at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea, the resting place of veterans from eleven countries that served under the UN forces. The cemetery in Busan is the only United Nations cemetery in the world.

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Korean War correspondent and President of the Canadian Korean War Commemoration Association Vincent Courtenay initiated the “Turn Toward Busan” ceremony in 2007 to remember and honor the legacy and sacrifices of the fallen Korean War veterans. He suggested an annual minute of silence at the Busan UN Memorial Cemetery at 11 a.m. on November 11.

The first event was held on Nov. 11 in 2007 when Korean War veteran soldiers from seven nations including the U.S., England, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and France took up the invitation. In 2008, the MPVA upgraded it to a governmental event, and since then, it has risen to become a global event.

In conjunction with the event, the Busan UN Memorial Cemetery is also hosting a commemoration ceremony by inviting Korean War veterans and bereaved families. Having one minute of silence at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 means that everyone becomes “one,” going beyond the border in praying for peace.

Nov. 11 is the anniversary that marks the end of World War I as well as Memorial Day for commonwealth countries including England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is Veterans’ Day in the U.S.

How to participate

To participate in the event “Turn Toward Busan,” go to www.turntowardbusan.com and click on “Participate.” In the pop-up, choose your favorite SNS type. After that, log in or input your email address and then click “Email Verification.” After uploading a picture of your face, click on “Participation Completed.”

Source: Busan eFM News and Busan City News

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