In Memoriam

18 NZ veterans attended the unveiling of a memorial commemorating NZ soldiers who served in the 1950-53 Korean War at the UN Memorial Cemetery in Busan. PM Helen Clark was also present. “I came to Korea for the 50th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, and visited this cemetery,” she said. “I was concerned that no NZ memorial had been built here to honour the memory of those who died and all who fought … I am both pleased and moved to see the project come to fruition with this unveiling today.” Designed and sculpted in NZ by artists Fred Graham and John Edgar, and Warren and Mahoney Architects, the granite memorial is modelled after the moko of a Maori woman, with 45 cuts representing the 45 NZ lives lost in the war.


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