1944-2019: The 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Canadian Soldiers on Juno Beach - a foothold in France and first steps to ending the war in Europe
Canadian Soldiers on Juno Beach - a foothold in France and first steps to ending the war in Europe

KENORA – Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora Riding), released the following statement regarding the 75thanniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

“On June 6, 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy (France) to open the way to Germany from the West. Victory in the Normandy campaign would come at a terrible cost. The Canadians suffered the most casualties of any division in the British Army Group. June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

“Today, throughout the country, Canadians gather to honour the men and women who served our country in times of war, military conflict and peace. We remember the sacrifices and achievements of the one and a half million brave Canadians who served, and continue to serve, our country at home and abroad, and the more than 118,000 men and women who died so that we may live in peace and freedom today.”