Monument to Canadian Fallen (Korean War Monument)

This monument located in downtown Ottawa commemorates more than 30,000 Canadians who served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953, and as peacekeepers in Korea until 1957. Inscribed on the monument are the names of 516 courageous Canadians who gave their lives for freedom and peace.

The monument depicts a Canadian volunteer soldier and two Korean children. The girl is holding a bouquet of maple leaves and the boy is holding a bouquet of maple leaves and roses of Sharon, Korea’s national flower.

An identical monument stands in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, Korea, where 378 Canadians lie buried.

This monument was designed by a Canadian veteran of the Korean war, Vincent R. Courtenay. It was created by Korean artist Yoo, Young Mun in 2002.