It was an honour for the Juno Beach Centre to welcome the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau and his family to the Centre today. Mr. Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and their son Xavier, toured the museum and the beach. The delegation also included cabinet ministers, Members of Parliament, and representatives of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. After a tour of the museum, Xavier also explored the Atlantic Wall remnants in Juno Park.
The Prime Minister’s visit reinforces that the Juno Beach Centre is a uniquely Canadian landmark that pays tribute to Canada’s contributions and sacrifices during the Second World War, particularly the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy in 1944. That the Trudeaus visited as a family is an indication of the Juno Beach Centre’s strong educational presence and is an opportunity to reinforce that the veterans who founded the museum did so with a vision to leave a legacy for future generations.
Thank you for your visit, Mr. Prime Minister. We hope to welcome you back to Juno Beach again soon!
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