A Thanksgiving weekend welcome: South Korean Navy vessels dock at the Old Port of Montreal

ROKS Dae Jo Young Last weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving, and it was a fitting couple of days to commemorate 60 years since the Korean War as well as 50 years of diplomatic ties between Canada and Korea.

This was done in grand style, with the arrival of Korean destroyer ship ROKS DAE JO YEONG and auxiliary ship ROKS HWA CHEON, under the command of Admiral Jang Soo-hong, at the Old Port of Montreal. They arrived on a beautiful Saturday morning with a full complement, with families, veterans, sightseers and navy buffs came to watch the docking and to visit onboard.Onlookers at the port

Once onboard, the media and public watched the welcoming ceremony that included speeches, a Korean navy band and the presentation of flowers by children dressed in hanbok. We then toured the two vessels and ended up in the galley, where we were treated to and authentic Korean navy style lunch. It was a poignant celebration that will be remembered by all.


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  1. Thank you Jennifer for the post, I didn’t notice that the children were dressed in hanbok. Do you know were you can find such a costume for children in Montreal? They looked amazing!

    • They really are pretty. I have asked around about how to buy a hanbok and have been told that it is best to buy them online – I’m not sure where though. I’ll let you know if I find out.

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