Today marks an important day in Australian history, a day to remember the more than 17,000 Australians who served in the Korean War and the 340 who lost their lives.
July 27 every year is commemorated as Korean Veteran’s Day and today the Governor attended a special service at the Australian War Memorial at Kings Park in honour of our Korean Veterans, and laid a wreath on behalf of all Western Australians.
“It was a wet but moving ceremony commemorating the service of our personnel in the Korean War, joined by some Korean Veterans who themselves have made Western Australia their home,” said the Governor.
“We forget that the Korean War has never ended. There is an armistice and were hostilities to be resumed Australia would be automatically committed. We have a deep friendship between our two nations, but often we don’t understand how deep it is.”
The Governor presided over Executive Council today, joined by Minister MacTiernan and Minister Kelly.
The Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC is Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry. The Hon Dave Kelly MLA is Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth
Also in attendance was Clerk of Executive Council Mr Nick Hagley.
The Governor’s day also included a meeting with the Honourable Roger Cook MLA Deputy Premier, and Professor Stephen Smith and Professor Gordon Flake from the Perth USAsia Centre.
Welcoming the Commonwealth Shadow Attorney-General
The Governor was today visited by Commonwealth Shadow Attorney-General The Honourable Mark Dreyfus QC MP.
Mr Dreyfus, who is also the Shadow Minister for Constitutional Reform, arrived in WA from the Northern Territory and today paid a courtesy call to Government House.