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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 24th 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Monday, December 22, 2008 3 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Korea veterans' tribute to fallen Korean War veterans salute at the memorial service held in Strathfield Park last week and (below) Nak Yoong Paik. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP229103 ZILKA GROGAN See more pictures More photographs available at www.innerwestweekly.com.au ALTHOUGH a regular fixture, this month's meeting of the 6.25 Korea War Veterans Associ- ation was a little different. Sydney's Korean community came together in Strathfield Park last Wednesday to pay tribute to both Australia and Korea's vet- erans and those who died in battle. The memorial service and bar- becue opened with The Last Post, followed by national anthems from both countries. The event attracted more than 100 people including Korean War veterans, leaders of the Korean community and some delegates from the Premier's Office. There was also reason to cel- ebrate, after the association raised more than $700,000 for the con- struction of a Korean War Mem- orial in Moore Park. In his address, the association's president You Seb Lee said his goal was to maintain the relation- ship between Australian and Korean veterans. ''I would like today to be a memorable time where the Korean Veterans and the Aust- ralian Veterans share past war experiences and stories,'' Mr Lee said. ''Until today, your war effort is much appreciated by our associ- ation.'' Last month the association raised $45,000 to go towards the new memorial during a fundraiser held at Burwood RSL. The State Government has also provided $350,000 in funding, with the remaining funds coming from the Korean Government and the Korean community in Sydney. In total, 339 Australian soldiers were killed during the Korean War, which lasted three years from 1950 to 1953. The chairman of the building committee for the new monument, Nak Yoon Paik, said veterans would no longer have to travel to Canberra for memorial services. ''Given the number of Aust- ralian soldiers who died or were wounded, it is a thank-you to Australia for their wartime ser- vice,'' he said. BRIEFLY Thieves blast ATMs AN ATM at a bank in Ryder Blvd, Rhodes blown up by thieves on Thursday at 1.05am was one of two targeted. Police say the machine was destroyed in the blast and an amount of cash was taken. A similar robbery took place at 12.20am at Chester Hill. The ATM was also destroyed in the blast, but no cash was taken. Witnesses have reported seeing a dark Audi sedan leaving both scenes of crime. Witnesses should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Pedestrian killed A 51-YEAR-OLD woman died after being hit by a car in Drummoyne on Thursday about 10pm. Initial investigations suggest the woman was walking along Lyons Rd before she stepped onto the road into the path of a blue Mazda MX6. The Drummoyne woman was taken to RPA Hospital but died a short time later. Police have interviewed the 54-year-old East Hills driver and are continuing investigations. A report will be prepared for the coroner. Witnesses should phone Burwood police on 9745 8499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Five Dock carols CHRISTMAS carols will be held in Halliday Park, Five Dock tonight (Monday) from 7.30pm. Take a chair orarugtositon.Therewillbealive band and other entertainment, and a visit from Santa. The event supports Communities for Communities, which helps build homes and hospitals for those most in need, such as Rainbow Village in Vietnam. Church services CHRISTMAS Day church services will be held from 9am at Drummoyne Uniting Church, 33 College St, Drummoyne; Croydon Park Baptist Church from 9am at 217 Georges River Rd, Croydon Park; Belfield and Croydon Park Uniting Church from 9am (Combined service) corner of Punchbowl Rd and Linda St, Belfield; and CP11 Church at 11am, corner Boyle and Violet streets, Croydon Park; and St David's Presbyterian Church, corner of Barker Rd and Marion St, Strathfield, from 9am. Christmas trading FRANKLINS Christmas Trading will vary from store to store. For your store locations and trading hours, go to www.franklins.com.au or call 1800 004 844. STOP LEAK SPECIALIST Alternative medicine. www.swissmasai.com.au Footwear designed to make you better. MBTs are clinically proven to: Increase muscle activity Can alleviate back & joint pain Improve posture Decrease stress on knee & hip joints Burwood 9515 2580 Shop 118 West eld Shoppingtown Parramatta 9635 1483 Shop 5067 West eld Shoppingtown Church street Available at The Athlete's Foot locations:
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