Our Korean War veterans deserve a stamp of respect
I am writing to try to convince Canada Post to reconsider its decision to not create a stamp in honour of Korean War veterans — and I am hoping the request may prompt Prime Minister Stephen Harper to help.
I am unofficially writing on behalf of all Korean War veterans and for those 516 brave Canadian men who died during the war.
Those buried on the Korean peninsula remain silent, but they are not forgotten by me, their comrades, families and many others.
Canada Post represents all of Canada and the stamps produced each year play an important part in portraying Canadian life and history.
Since the end of the war in 1953, only a single Canadian Korean War-themed postage stamp has been made and Canada Post refuses to make another.
The war lasted three long years and tragically saw the death of several million soldiers and civilians from both sides of the front line.
This world historical event involved many allied countries who fought for the first time under the United Nations banner and with a just cause — to stop a war.
I ask Canada Post and Prime Minister Harper: Why will Canada Post not honour our veterans who succeeded in winning the greatest prize — peace?
Next year is the 60th anniversary of the Korean War cease fire.
Before it is too late and our veterans have all passed on, Canada Post needs to reconsider its decision to not recognize this important historical event with a lasting national honour in the form of a commemorative postage stamp.
recipient, Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation