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Vancouver honors Chinese-Canadians' contribution during WWII

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-09-12 15:48

A memorial honoring the contribution of Chinese-Canadian servicemen was unveiled at the Stanley Park in Vancouver on Monday, according to Canada-based newspaper Sing Tao Daily.

It was a part of a commemoration held to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The battle prevented the German seaborne invasion of the UK and led ultimately to victory by the allies in World War II.

It is the first memorial of its kind set up outside Vancouver's Chinatown, said deputy head of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Wu Yingchao, who hosted the unveiling ceremony.

It is designed to help people remember the contribution of Chinese-Canadians who joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during the World War II, added Wu.

"It is a great honor to Chinese-Canadian servicemen. It is in memory of those comrades who gave their lives," said a 96-year-old serviceman Zhou Jingqiu at the ceremony.

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