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Canada’s D-Day Tribute

April 2, 2014 Tribute marker small EN

On June 6, 1944, D-Day, 359 Canadians were killed in action on the beaches of Normandy. These men came from communities all...

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Thank you to our donors!

July 25, 2014 markers cnw

Hundreds of Canadian citizens, communities, and organizations have supported Canada’s D-Day Tribute. Some of them have gone beyond financial support and worked to help us tell the stories of the Canadians who fell on D-Day. Mary McLaughlin wanted to honour her father’s memory by sponsoring a comrade he landed with. She was able to find...

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Walking For Peace

July 24, 2014 Groupe de randonnée

A group of 50 hikers, including a couple of Canadians on holidays, departed from the Juno Beach Centre yesterday to walk in the footsteps of the Canadians both on Juno and inland, an event created by a French association called “Hikes for peace”. Our guide Caroline welcomed them at the Centre to provide them with a historical explanations of...

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A Visit From The Ontario Regiment

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We were thrilled to host a group of 65 members of the Ontario Regiment Association, including a Canadian RCAF veteran, as part of their 2 week tour from Normandy to Holland. The group also took the opportunity to lay a wreath by the Navy monument in front of the museum. Thank you for visiting the...

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Challenges of Military Research

July 21, 2014 Tribute marker for James Patrick Williams

To determine the exact death date of the men who lost their lives during major, multi-day campaigns can often be very difficult. There is always a margin of error. As soon as it was safe following a period of fighting, the dead would be gathered and placed in a communal place, and as soon after as possible,...

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A Dutch-Canadian Connection

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This morning, the staff of the Juno Beach Centre was pleased to welcome a British veteran of the Battle of Normandy who served with the Royal Hampshire Regiment, Mr. Charles Reeves. Mr. Reeves also has a special history linking him to Canada. The Lieutenant in charge of his company, Captain Harry Anaka, was a Canadian officer...

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The Juno Beach Centre Presents Jake’s Gift

July 18, 2014 Julia

On Saturday July 12, the Juno Beach Centre Association hosted a special showing of Jake’s Gift at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, Ontario. Jake’s Gift is a one-woman show written by Julia Mackey. In the show, D-Day Veteran Jake travels back to Juno Beach for the 60th anniversary of D-Day. He tells himself he’s making...

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The Canadian Museum of History at the JBC

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On July 9, Mark O’Neill, president and CEO of the Canadian War Museum and Canadian Museum of History, visited the JBC with his wife. His professional opinion on the good work carried out at the Juno Beach Centre was a real boost for the entire team of the museum, as we’re always eager to ensure all Canadians...

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Remembrance and Renewal

July 9, 2014 Remembrance and Renewal

In the courtyard outside the Juno Beach Centre stands a striking memorial sculpture. Titled “Remembrance and Renewal,” the sculpture was commissioned by the Juno Beach Centre Association and created by Canadian artist Colin Gibson, who lives and works near Flesherton, Ontario. The sculpture features five military figures that wrap in a circular formation look outward, into...

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