Korean War Memorial

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Town of Aurora and the Aurora Legion are seeking community input for the design of a new memorial to the Korean War which will be added to Peace Park.

CALL FOR DESIGN SUBMISSIONS! We are asking the public to submit their design ideas for a fitting monument to honour those from Aurora, King and Whitchurch-Stouffville who fought in the Korean War. The winning design will be submitted as part of a grant application to Veterans Affairs Canada’s Commemorative Partnership Program for Community War Memorial Funding to cover some of the costs.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

This design call-out is open to any resident of Aurora, King or Whitchurch-Stouffville. We are looking for concept drawings that can be as simple as a pencil sketch to provide the inspiration and general idea for a suitable memorial, rather than final design drawings and specifications. Amateur artists welcome! The memorial should not contain any names of soldiers who fought in the war, and must be in both English and French.

Deadline: Please submit your designs by Friday, May 28th for consideration via email to swhite@aurora.ca.

The top three designs will be published here on Engage Aurora for public input and voting on the preferred design for the memorial. The designer of the winning submission will be invited to unveil the monument at a future date and will also receive a gift card in the amount of $250.00.

Be sure to click to subscribe to this project on the right hand side to be updated when voting opens!

BACKGROUND

Today, remembrances of Canada’s contribution to the Korean War effort can be found in many municipalities across this country. Aurora’s War Memorial Peace Park solemnly pays tribute to those from Aurora, King and Whitchurch-Stouffville who served and were lost in the two world wars and the Afghan war. There is, however, no similar recognition of the Korean War.

Just past the seventieth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, it is both timely and fitting to memorialize the sacrifice which those from Aurora and area made to repel yet another threat to the freedom and right of self-determination of the world’s peoples. Many thanks to Bill Newman for his efforts in bringing this issue to the attention of Town Council.

More information on the Korean War can be found in the document library on the righthand side of this page.

Town of Aurora and the Aurora Legion are seeking community input for the design of a new memorial to the Korean War which will be added to Peace Park.

CALL FOR DESIGN SUBMISSIONS! We are asking the public to submit their design ideas for a fitting monument to honour those from Aurora, King and Whitchurch-Stouffville who fought in the Korean War. The winning design will be submitted as part of a grant application to Veterans Affairs Canada’s Commemorative Partnership Program for Community War Memorial Funding to cover some of the costs.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

This design call-out is open to any resident of Aurora, King or Whitchurch-Stouffville. We are looking for concept drawings that can be as simple as a pencil sketch to provide the inspiration and general idea for a suitable memorial, rather than final design drawings and specifications. Amateur artists welcome! The memorial should not contain any names of soldiers who fought in the war, and must be in both English and French.

Deadline: Please submit your designs by Friday, May 28th for consideration via email to swhite@aurora.ca.

The top three designs will be published here on Engage Aurora for public input and voting on the preferred design for the memorial. The designer of the winning submission will be invited to unveil the monument at a future date and will also receive a gift card in the amount of $250.00.

Be sure to click to subscribe to this project on the right hand side to be updated when voting opens!

BACKGROUND

Today, remembrances of Canada’s contribution to the Korean War effort can be found in many municipalities across this country. Aurora’s War Memorial Peace Park solemnly pays tribute to those from Aurora, King and Whitchurch-Stouffville who served and were lost in the two world wars and the Afghan war. There is, however, no similar recognition of the Korean War.

Just past the seventieth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, it is both timely and fitting to memorialize the sacrifice which those from Aurora and area made to repel yet another threat to the freedom and right of self-determination of the world’s peoples. Many thanks to Bill Newman for his efforts in bringing this issue to the attention of Town Council.

More information on the Korean War can be found in the document library on the righthand side of this page.

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    We are asking the public to submit their design ideas for a fitting monument to honour those from Aurora, King and Whitchurch-Stouffville who fought in the Korean War. The final memorial will be placed in Peace Park in Aurora.

    Concept drawings can be as simple as a pencil sketch to provide the inspiration and general idea for a suitable memorial. No intricate professional designs needed. Amateur artists welcome! The memorial should not contain any names of soldiers who fought in the war, and must be in both English and French. The designer of the winning submission will be invited to unveil the monument at a future date and will also receive a gift card in the amount of $250.


    Deadline: Please submit your designs by Friday, May 28, 2021 via email to swhite@aurora.ca.