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Remember Everyone Deployed

Hong Kong Veterans Memorial Service (Ottawa, Ontario ) – December 8, 2018

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Source <a href='http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/events/details/9296'>http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/events/details/9296</a> <p></p><p>There will be a wreath laying ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Hong Kong Veterans Memorial Wall at the corner of Sussex Drive & King Edward Avenue in Ottawa, Ontario from 11:00am to 11:30am. This ceremony is to remember all the Canadian soldiers (1,975) who fought to protect the British garrison of Hong Kong during the Second World War. These men fought for 17 days and nights with no relief or rest, from December 8 to December 25, 1941. Nearing the end of the battle, there was no food or water. After the battle was over the remaining soldiers still alive were put in Prisoner of War (POW) camps and held for nearly 4 years in both Hong Kong and Japan. They were made to work as slave labourers on air fields, in mines, at ship yards and in factories. They were beaten daily as well as tortured, starved and given no medical aid whatsoever. Many died in the POW camps of diseases, beatings, torture, starvation and exhaustion from working as slave labourers. When the war in the Pacific finally ended on August 14, 1945 it took months to find and bring these men home. Many were hospitalized for weeks, months and years and many died at a young age due to their treatment. The war was finally over but the memories, nightmares and poor health lasted a lifetime. Lest we forget! Please be at the Memorial Wall by 10:45. Note: if you require a chair for the ceremony please let me know and arrangements will be made. If you wish to join us to remember these brave men and to lay a wreath please contact me at: [email protected]</p><p><br />

Source http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/events/details/9296

There will be a wreath laying ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Hong Kong Veterans Memorial Wall at the corner of Sussex Drive & King Edward Avenue in Ottawa, Ontario from 11:00am to 11:30am. This ceremony is to remember all the Canadian soldiers (1,975) who fought to protect the British garrison of Hong Kong during the Second World War. These men fought for 17 days and nights with no relief or rest, from December 8 to December 25, 1941. Nearing the end of the battle, there was no food or water. After the battle was over the remaining soldiers still alive were put in Prisoner of War (POW) camps and held for nearly 4 years in both Hong Kong and Japan. They were made to work as slave labourers on air fields, in mines, at ship yards and in factories. They were beaten daily as well as tortured, starved and given no medical aid whatsoever. Many died in the POW camps of diseases, beatings, torture, starvation and exhaustion from working as slave labourers. When the war in the Pacific finally ended on August 14, 1945 it took months to find and bring these men home. Many were hospitalized for weeks, months and years and many died at a young age due to their treatment. The war was finally over but the memories, nightmares and poor health lasted a lifetime. Lest we forget!
Please be at the Memorial Wall by 10:45. Note: if you require a chair for the ceremony please let me know and arrangements will be made.
If you wish to join us to remember these brave men and to lay a wreath please contact me at: [email protected]

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