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Armistice Day, Remembrance Day commemorations in Korea

By Anita Mckay

Published : Nov. 7, 2017 - 12:14

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For those who wish to commemorate Armistice Day on Nov. 11, the Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs will be hosting the “Turn Toward Busan” event at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea, Busan, on Saturday at 11 a.m.

The event is open to the public and will be attended by surviving veterans and descendants of those who died, government officials, citizens and soldiers. The event will include a movie screening and performances as well as a minute’s silence and the laying of wreaths.

In Seoul, the UK Embassy will host the Commonwealth Remembrance Service at the Seoul Anglican Cathedral on Sunday for those who want to commemorate Remembrance Day.

The 10 a.m. service will be conducted in a mixture of Korean and English and incorporates readings by members of the armed forces, the laying of wreaths, a minute’s silence and worship. As space is limited, early attendance is advisable.

Poppies are also available from the UK Embassy and the Canadian Embassy in return for a small donation.