More pictures, includes inscription on gate as well as the metal plaque that talks about the liberation of the Netherlands.
I've been to this. Life changing.
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This is the Canadian Memorial in the UN Memorial Cemetery in Busan, South Korea. It shows a Canadian soldier with two children. The two children carry 21 Roses of Sharon and 21 Maple Leaves to represent the 21 Canadian soldiers never recovered. Around the base are inscribed all 516 names and ranks of the Canadians who fell in the war.
The cemetery has memorials and headstones from many of the member nations who fought in the war. It is a beautiful and sombre place and I recommend anyone visiting Busan pay it a visit.
Lest We Forget
It’s both a somber and wonderful place to visit. I paid my respects there a while ago. There were many South Koreans at the cemetery, appreciative of what Canada had done. Of the UN member states who contributed, Canada suffered the fourth highest loss-of-life rate (behind American, Britain, and Turkey). The loss of life amongst Koreans, however, was godawful horrific—approaching something like half a million, both North and South.
This is an identical statute in Ottawa near the National War Memorial and & DND HQ.
I don’t think that there are many people in the world who are as grateful for foreign intervention as South Koreans are. They can very clearly see what their lives would be like if Canadians and people from other NATO countries didn’t die to help protect their freedom. Very few wars were as black and white as this one.
Just headed to visit my 91 year old Korean War veteran father. The South Korean government sent him a couple of medals this year I believe.
I used to work at a mall. One of the regular faces that was at the mall all the time was a Korean war vet. He loved pranking people - one of his favourite things to do was put one of those fake pieces of poo in his pants, and subtly shake it loose while talking to people to see their horrified reactions as is came out of his pant-leg.
He stopped coming around a few years back. Last I heard, he wasn't doing too well. Wherever you are Joe, thanks for your service. I won't forget.
You can even see our flag in the rear left! 😁
This cemetery in Busan is actually the site of a ceremony started by a Canadian veteran of the Korean War, Vince Courtenay, in 2007.
This Remembrance Day, Courtenay will be back in South Korea for the Turn Toward Busan service, a ceremony he started there in 2007 along with a global observance where veterans around the world turn to face South Korea to remember their fallen comrades on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m., in South Korean time if possible.On his second trip back to South Korea in 1997, Courtenay visited the United Nations cemetery and found the graves of 10 or 11 soldiers he had served with who were killed within days of each other.“I stood there and I just felt absolutely horrible,” he said of the weathered bronze plaques on the ground. “I knew nobody ever came in there to see them and that was also an element in me getting everybody in different countries to turn towards the U.N. cemetery and hold a moment of silence for them.”British veterans had asked about a ceremony at the cemetery and Courtenay, who was involved as a consultant, wanted to organize not only a service of remembrance there but also ask veterans around the world to hold a minute of silence and turn toward the burial place of their Korean War comrades. The first ceremony was in 2007 with about 700 people, he said.It expanded as a national ceremony and South Korea pays for part of the airfare and expenses for veterans or descendants of soldiers to fly there for the annual Turn Toward Busan ceremony each year, he said. About 22 nations sent troops and equipment or provided non-combat support to South Korea.
This Remembrance Day, Courtenay will be back in South Korea for the Turn Toward Busan service, a ceremony he started there in 2007 along with a global observance where veterans around the world turn to face South Korea to remember their fallen comrades on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 a.m., in South Korean time if possible.
On his second trip back to South Korea in 1997, Courtenay visited the United Nations cemetery and found the graves of 10 or 11 soldiers he had served with who were killed within days of each other.
“I stood there and I just felt absolutely horrible,” he said of the weathered bronze plaques on the ground. “I knew nobody ever came in there to see them and that was also an element in me getting everybody in different countries to turn towards the U.N. cemetery and hold a moment of silence for them.”
British veterans had asked about a ceremony at the cemetery and Courtenay, who was involved as a consultant, wanted to organize not only a service of remembrance there but also ask veterans around the world to hold a minute of silence and turn toward the burial place of their Korean War comrades. The first ceremony was in 2007 with about 700 people, he said.
It expanded as a national ceremony and South Korea pays for part of the airfare and expenses for veterans or descendants of soldiers to fly there for the annual Turn Toward Busan ceremony each year, he said. About 22 nations sent troops and equipment or provided non-combat support to South Korea.
I was here a few months ago to pay my respects. I wanted to read all the graves but they don’t let you walk on the grass and they have security driving around to make sure you don’t.
My grandfather fought in the Korean war. Awhile ago (I think it was for the 50th anniversary) South Korea sent him a letter thanking him and inviting him to visit there and attend a ceremony. He didnt go but I was blown away by the gesture.
"We will never forget you brave sons of bitches"
My grandfather (mother's side) was living close to Seoul when the war started. He was almost killed by the Communists for being a government official (he was a clerk but still, he was "wealthier" than most people). My grandfather from my Dad's side lived in Jeju Island (far from the front lines). He would have also been killed by the communists for being a "collaborator" with the Japanese government (it was literally the only decent job one could get during the Japanese occupation of Korea).
My Mom was born in 1953, and my Dad was born in 1948. Both suffered from the economic aftermath of the Korean war. Both of my parents were very familiar with the ration meat that came out of the leftovers from American rations. Both of my parents became very familiar with porridge made out of corn and powdered milk.
However, I will never forget the fact they were able to immigrate to Canada due to the fact that they were kept free from the tyranny of the Communists. Thank you, brave soldiers. Because of you, I am here today. Lest We Forget.
Had the chance to visit there in 2013. Really peaceful spot.
Lest we repeat
The war against Chinese and Russian influence never ended, but has been completely abandoned in the mind of the masses. They buy our politicians, assets and infrastructure without backlash or regulation and our politicians refuse to fight back because we've allowed ourselves to become economically reliant on them. No one wants to give up their cheap goods or be the one responsible for the recession that would inevitably follow sanctions. They lost some significant battles, but they're playing the long game and are winning.
Lest we forget...
It would be good for the chinese to remember what we did to them in Korea... Itd be a shame if we had to do that again to them, but we may have no choice.
Then you read about South Korea's truth and reconciliation and how the government that was being propped up was absolutely brutal and had their own genocidal policies and how even US soldiers got caught up in helping Korean death squads.
Never again, also means never being lied into a war again. Thankfully we dodged Vietnam and Iraq.
lol all three of them have the same face
If we really liberated em we would have land rights there. But when you get duped into fighting someone elses war, you need a visa to go there.
As someone who works in the death industry it never ceases to amaze me just how often cemetery is misspelled.
Thank you guys for all those beautiful tulips you keep sending every year
My grandfather was part of the libération of Holland. He passed away in the 70's (I never knew him) but I've been told that the only part of the war he talked about was being in the Netherlands, and how he always wanted to go back. Now I have a daughter named Holland in his honour, and can't wait to take her there!
You’re welcome, Netherlands :)
Thank you for being thankful. ~A Canadian
One of the best experiences I’ve ever had was travelling your country. Visiting with veterans and students was very powerful, but a distinct memory of mine was walking in a Nijmegen parade. One of my students was in full cadet uniform and the rest were in maple leaf jackets. A group of university-age people began to sing O Canada and I could see some of my kids finally grasping the reality that there is still a connection between our two countries.
Such an awesome relationship, I'm British and it's lovely just knowing that atleast two countries get along so well together :D wholesomeness <3
i always loved the cute relationship canada has with the netherlands.
thanks for the tulips.
It's in Bergen op Zoom the Netherlands
My Grandfather said your welcome ,🇨🇦
We would do it all over again. I love the netherlands
What's the story behind this?
The best part of it is what The Netherlands has done with their freedom over the years. A great country that looks after its citizens pretty well.
That is the best tribute you can possibly give to Canada and the soldiers who fought for your freedom.
My Grandfather from my mums side was Dutch (sadly, passed away when I was 4) and most of the adults on her side of the family still speak Dutch quite fluently! Proud to have a connection to Netherlands, and that our countries have remaind steadfast friends. Glad your freedom was restored and that it is appreciated. Rock on, Netherlands!
Love the Dutch!
Dont give us all the credit. Your families had to endure horrible times, and should be very proud of it.
I'd rather be Dutch, wooden shoe?
Holland is the best. Had the best time of my life there.
On behalf of someone who lost family (Uncles) in the war and liberation of Europe in particular I want to thank you for continuing to remember the sacrafices they made. i have been told they would have done it anyway... but it means more to people like myself who never got to meet them to know it wasn't in vain.
My Beppe immigrated from the Netherlands to Canada. She always said oranges smell like freedom because the Canadian soldiers that liberated them passed them around. ❤️
This is so cool! My mums family is originally from England, and her dad was in the British army, and my dad was in the Canadian, so this is really awesome to see. Can’t wait to come to the Nederlands when I’m back in Europe!
I'm Dutch-Canadian and this makes me so happy to see!
Stuff like this always gives me goosebumps reminds me of how real these things were and how lucky we are to have the freedoms we have.
After World War Two my grandfather and his family moved to Canada from the Netherlands
I always wondered what it would be like to be there for that being a Canadian.
My paternal grandfather served in ww2 and the Netherlands and had nice things to say about Amsterdam (he never talked about the war part, just the sightseeing)
Seems like a lovely place. Would love to visit some day
My favourite European and North American countries together :)
You are very welcome. My father and his family came to Canada in the 50’s. My mother is an indigenous person of Canada. I’m proud to be both. 🇳🇱🇨🇦
Here's some footage and interviews with troops that were there
More pictures from today.
That's more Canadian flags than I see on a daily basis in Canada
You guys are quite lucky, I'm in massive medical debt down here in the United States, and have tons of student loan debt on top of it.
Count your blessings. Wish I was Canadian tbh.
Sorry for not being there sooner
On Guard for Thee... and thee is everyone.
We love our Holland bros!
Np dude, anytime
Graag gedaan, Nederland!
So nice. Does every city have their own individual liberation celebration? Then celebrate as a country on 5 May?
My grandfather received a medal after a fight in Zetten. Don’t know if anyone on this thread knows where that is. Pretty sure it’s a small suburb now.
On behalf of all Canadians, you're quite welcome, and thanks again for the tulips. ☺
Hello to the Netherlands, from Canada
well not really but you know
You're worth it! Graag gedaan!
My Mother’s family immigrated to Canada just before my mother is born.
We’ve always been reminded of how Canada helped the Netherlands during the war and it always made me proud that I’m both Canadian and Dutch.
Thank you for Heineken.
My uncle, who’s been in the Canadian military for 40 years, was once doing a training assignment in a small village in Holland in the early 90s. An older local woman came out to the field where the assignment was taking place, and asked if they were Canadian. When my uncle replied “yes”, within an hour she and most of the rest of the village came out and set up a huge lunch for the visiting troops. Canadians had liberated them during WW2
I think about this often, and swell with pride when I do. Not only for the amazing things our Canadian past generations have done, but for the amazing friends we’ve made along the way.
The pavers are satisfying to look at.
Happy to help out...
My grandfather killed seven nazis in the Netherlands. Best times of his life. I used to love the big smile on his face and the twinkle in his eye when he'd tell us stories about cutting off Nazi fingers with their own Hitler Youth knives during the Battle of the Rhineland. Good times. 10/10 would liberate again.
I love being canadian but I'll never feel love for our government till we topple capitalism and find a new/better solution. Fuck our overlords, they suck, all of them.
But haven’t you heard we’re a horrible, racist, colonialist, genocidal country? There was a shocking lack of diversity among the soldiers that liberated your city.
I don't think we are in the 75th year anymore considering free speech doesn't exist anymore. Just a thought.
When I read praise like this I just get annoyed.
unless your a native, of course
What celebration is this? Because Bevrijdingsdag is May 5.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_Day_(Netherlands)
October 26 is literally nothing in Netherlandhttps://www.google.com/search?q=octoer+26+netherlands&oq;=octoer+26+nether&aqs;=chrome.1.69i57j33.11894j1j7&sourceid;=chrome&ie;=UTF-8.
Is this just karma whoring?
More freedom than we have these days in Canada.
Leo Major says you're welcome and it was his pleasure.
Source: Historic PEI on Facebook wrote "Here's a photo of eastern kings I thought I'd share. Taken from an plane and forwarded by the Charlottetown Airport. Why not LIKE it and SHARE it, so everyone can see the true beauty of PEI."
Now you can dress up as spooky climate change and gives those kids a real fright.
It will all melt over the next week or so.
Welcome to Calgary’s weather.
That's really cool.
Although look at the massive indentations.... What is that, 30 spaces?
My Great Grandfather was a career soldier in the British Army, having fought for the crown all over the world, including Africa, the Middle East, and China, before World War II.
He was too old to join up, being nearly 60 years old by that point, but lied about his age and was all set to be shipped out to France in plain clothes to provide intelligence.
It was the week before he was to leave when one of his pension cheques was delivered to the base he was at in Scotland... they wouldn't let him serve overseas, and so instead he volunteered with the Home Guard for the remainder of the war.
Did he ever get in?
What a great keepsake.
T A B
Thank you for sharing! We are privileged for that.
I'd definitely frame this, it's a relic and very significant. Thank you for sharing.
Never forget the roots.
Carrier rep here. (Not for Rogers)
They didn’t charge you a $100 fee, that’s the price of your plan just on a month to month basis instead of the commitment term.
Because you finished your contract, but didn’t want to switch to an infinite BYOD plan, they let you keep your current plan on a month to month basis, which is a bad deal.
You’re still paying $100/month for a 4gb plan, had you switched to their new plans you could get 10gb for $75/month.
Not sure why you didn’t want to switch over, but that’s what happened here. This isn’t any shady additional fees.
Umm it looks like your plan before was $100 a month and the month to month charge is $100. Isn't the same price, but they moved you two a different sku?
This is just showing what your monthly plan is without any discounts. Have you actually talked to them about this?
I'm not sure I understand this bill. What do you normally pay for a month of service?
In Australia I pay $50 for 50 gigabites, unlimited national calls, unlimited text, no fees for voicemail, no other costs at all, GST included in the price. I never come close to using the 50. I recall getting absolutely screwed by telcos in Canada for any overage charges.
Switch to another supplier.
Weren't you paying $100/month before whatever change Rogers made? It looks like Rogers moved you from a 20 GB/$100 per month plan to a 4GB/$100 per month plan.
Wouldn't their unlimited plan be a better deal for you if they are going to force anything? I agree it's shitty though.
Well once you are out of a contract I guess they can charge you whatever they want. I always shop providers when my contract ends
That's so greasy
Whenever someone tells me about a situation like this, I wonder about the details they are leaving out.
People get infuriated so easy these days.
Rough. I would just cancel.
Telus isnt any better. I signed a 3 year contract and they raised my price in the 2nd month.
For comparison TekSavvy discounted by bill so I upgraded my package, to which they responded by discounting that package for 6 months effectively giving me way more for a bit less.
If only there was previous examples of a company like Rogers being so anti-consumer so people knew to get away from them.
Dont Worry Justin is working hard on this kinda sorta thing !
You were paying 100/month for 20g... why wouldn’t you want to pay 75/month for unlimited?
They're basically saying "fuck you, we don't want you as a customer unless you switch". I think they should be allowed to do that. It's not like they're mandated to have you as a client.
Is this cellphone plan? I know a company that have 5 gig data unlimited everything else for 40 dollars a month. Better reception than Roger's.
I switched from these big companies to Freedom. It's not perfect , but there are no overcharges, my bill remains the same year after year, and service is improving every year. I tried Chatr for a year too, but since I am a basement dweller, I dont get signals, but somehow freedom works in my basement..
Call Rogers and ask them to remove the charges. If they refuse, lodge a complaint with CRTC.
Time to leave Rogers it seems.
So you should be exempt? Not pay the same fees as everyone else?
I don't understand the issue here. You changed your plan. It's not like you are being forced to use Rogers. There's plenty of choices out there.
Chill man. Getting worked up over the small stuff will kill you.
That’s ludicrous. You should call them right away and make a complaint to the CRTC. But in the meantime I would cancel your credit card, and get on to Shaw or Telus. I’ve never had throttling issues with either.
I love this city :)
This would make a sweet phone background in portrait.
I love that you can 100% recognize Lake Louise, but it's still abstract.
Looks like the art for "The Long Dark"
This is stunning. Love the soft/pastel look
Woah! This beyond stunning!
I like it, great job!
Maybe it could be better if it can let people feel there is animal or something?------- even a wind?
Love it <3
Looks like a stealth fighter.
Is it a plane, is it a bird? Is it an UFO!?
You sell? You sell, I buy.
Something very calming about this. Thanks for the new wallpaper!
That's awesome. Well done.
Beauty! What's the medium you created with? I know so little about art and honestly can't tell if this is paint, chalk, digital... ??
this is a great drawing :) thanks for sharing it with us.
This is wonderful
Reminds me of the images they use for advertising the Banff Yoga Festival. Cool
Wow I really like it.
Looks like a really really hard puzzle.
That's very cool. What did you use to draw it?
You could have taken the mouse cursor off the screen. 🤗🤗
Maligne lake looking good nice drawing.
I like it, good work :)
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