11/08/2013 04:40 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Facts about Canada in the Korean War

Canada in Korea by the numbers:

_ Number of years the war lasted: 3 (1950 to 1953)

_ Number of years Canadian troops remained in the country: 7 (soldiers stayed in theatre until 1957)

_ Number of United Nations countries supporting South Korea in the war: 16

_Number of awards for valour received by Canadians for their services in Korea: 109

_Number of Canadian prisoners of war: 323

_Number of Canadian casualties: 516

_Number of Canadians who served in the war: nearly 27,000