6.25 Foundation visited the school on December 16, 2022. Heavy snow fell all night reminiscent of the Korean winter weather during the war time. It was a snowday for the school and no school bus was running but some parents brought the children to school. With Principal Clinton Breau and with children who made to school, School’s Learning Commons was dedicated to Private Kenneth Dominic O’Brien and to the other 515 Canadian soldiers who gave their lives in the Korean War to save South Korea from Communism.

And a donation check in the amount of US$5,033 was presented. Principal Breau told the children that it was the largest single donation the school had received. Children will have more and newer books and comfy seats, he told them

Private Kenneth Dominic O’Brien
Born February 23, 1951, Ottawa, Ontario
Yang Dong, South Korea
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.
Born June 17, 1931
K.I.A. February 23, 1951
Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea, Korea Medal, United Nations Service Medal for Korea
Son of Dominic James O’Brien of Newark, New Jersey, United States of America and Eva Elizabeth O’Brien of
Ottawa, Ontario. Brother of Ronald, Melvyn, Jerrold and Lois.
Commemorated on the Wall of Remembrance.
Commemorated on Page 55 of the Korean War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this
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South Korea

The United Nations Cemetery is located in Tanggok, a suburb of Busan. The land for the cemetery was granted
to the United Nations by the Republic of Korea as a tribute to all those who had laid down their lives in
combatting aggression and in upholding peace and freedom. There are 2,267 servicemen buried in the United
Nations Memorial Cemetery. Of these 1,538 were Commonwealth soldiers, including 376 Canadians.
Susanna Moodie Elementary School
Susanna Moodie
Article by R.D. Mathews

Susanna was the youngest in a literary family of whom Catharine Parr Traill and Samuel Strickland are best known in Canada. Her struggles as a settler, progressive ideas, attachment to the “best” of contemporary British values, suspicion of “yankee” influence in Canada, and her increasingly highly regarded book, Roughing it in the Bush, have made her a legendary figure in Canada. From comfortable beginnings Susanna and her sisters became precociously engaged in writing, partly for economic reasons, after their father’s death in 1818. They produced work for children, for gift books and for
ladies’ periodicals. Susanna wrote sketches of Suffolk life for La Belle Assemblée 1827-28, prefiguring the style and method of her later, best-known book. She moved to London in 1831, where she continued an association begun earlier with the Anti-Slavery Society, meeting her future husband, John Wedderburn Dunbar Moodie, at the home of the society’s secretary. For the society she wrote 2 antislavery tracts, The History of Mary Prince,
a West Indian Slave (1831) and Negro Slavery Described by a Negro (1831), establishing her humanitarianism and sensitivity to the range of character and moral outlook among “respectable” people. Enthusiasm: and Other Poems (1831) also reveals a writer engaged in serious ideas. After her marriage in 1831, she and her husband emigrated with their first child (of 6) in July 1832 largely for financial reasons – Dunbar Moodie being a half-pay officer and Mrs Moodie being without wealth. Arriving in the Cobourg area of Upper Canada, they attempted to farm in 2 different locations over the next 7 years.
Unsuccessful, they removed to Belleville in 1840 after Dunbar Moodie was appointed sheriff of Victoria District. Emigration and the pioneering years, however, provided Mrs Moodie with material for the Literary Garland (Montréal) – material later incorporated in Roughing It and drawn upon for her novel Flora Lyndsay. In Belleville, Mrs Moodie wrote and published a good deal, much of her output romantic fiction set outside Canada. During 1847-48 she and her husband edited and wrote for the Victoria Magazine, intending to supply good literature for the mechanic class – skilled and semiskilled workers. She published Roughing It in the Bush in 1852, Life in the Clearings in 1853 and Flora Lyndsay in 1854 – all 3 concerned with Canada. It is often
(incorrectly) remarked that she wrote documentary realism for the British market and romantic adventure for the Canadian market. In fact, she published both in both countries and in the US, but England provided her with more opportunity to publish than Canada did. Roughing It in the Bush is her best-known and best work. It combines her steadfast moral vision, her fascination with differences in character, a willingness to reveal personal weakness and inexperience, considerable psychological insight and a generous measure of wit and playfulness. Together with its sequel, Life in the Clearings, it has formed the basis of her reputation. Mrs. Moodie lived in or near Belleville until the death of her husband in 1869, from which time she lived chiefly in Toronto until her own death.
-Canadian Encyclopedi