[국문 메시지 영문 다음에 있습니다]
Sent on behalf of Sen. Yonah Martin:
Dear National Korean Canadian Community / Friends of the National Korean Canadian Community:
Today, which marks the 70th Anniversary of Korea's Independence, is a special day for Canadians of Korean descent as well as for people of Korean descent in Korea and around the world.
Please see below a statement on the occasion of this important day from Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Let us also remember the service and sacrifices made by our Veterans of the Korean War as we continue the 65th anniversary years of the Korean War.
연아 마틴 상원의원님을 대신하여 보내드립니다:
캐나다 한인 커뮤니티 멤버분들과 후원자분들께:
한국의 광복 70주년을 맞이한 오늘은 한국계 캐나다인들 그리고 한국과 전 세계에 있는 한국인들에게 뜻깊은 날입니다.
이 중요한 날에 관한 아래 스티븐 하퍼 수상님의 성명서를 확인해 주시기 바랍니다.
한국전쟁 65주년의 첫해를 지내며, 한국전 참전용사분들의 헌신과 희생 또한 우리 모두 기억할 수 있기 바랍니다.
August 15, 2015
for immediate release
HARPER EXTENDS BEST WISHES ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF SOUTH KOREA’S INDEPENDENCE
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued this statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Korea’s independence:
“I am pleased to extend my best wishes to everyone in Canada and around the world celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Korea’s independence. “This day, also known as the Gwangbokjeol, or ‘Restoration of Light Day,’ allows us to reflect on the success of South Korea as an economic leader and innovator with a strong democratic foundation.
“We also remember the important role that Canada played in the Korean War, and the strong ties between Canada and Korea that have developed since then based on our shared values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law. I am especially pleased that our Conservative government negotiated and concluded the historic Canada-South Korea Free Trade Agreement that came into force earlier this year.
On this day, we also celebrate the contributions of Canadians of Korean origin, who contribute immensely to our country, including as members of the Canadian Armed Forces and entrepreneurs. That is why I am proud to have appointed Canada’s first-ever Senator of Korean origin, Conservative Yonah Kim Martin, in 2009.
“I wish everyone celebrating today a very happy Korean Independence Day.”