A highly symbolic visit

| September 11, 2015

As part of the 20th anniversary of the Courseulles – Goldbach Twin Cities, the members of the French and German sssociations visited the Juno Beach Centre.

Following their guided visit of the Juno Park Bunkers and the beach, the tribute marker that was sponsored by the City of Goldbach was symbolically presented to Mr Krimm, Mayor of Goldbach.

As part of the Canada’s D-Day Tribute campaign, the tribute marker honoured the Canadian soldier Orphila Beauchamp of the Régiment de la Chaudière as one of 359 markers remembering Canadian soldiers killed on D-Day. The markers were installed on the grounds of the Juno Beach from June 6th 2014 to May 8th 2015 (from the 70th anniversary of D-Day to the 70th anniversary of VE Day).

This tribute marker will be brought to Goldbach in Germany and presented in the city by the association to represent recognition and memory.

Thank you for visiting and long live Canadian, French and Germany friendship!

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Dispatches from Juno shares all the news, events, and stories from the Juno Beach Centre in France and Canada. Interested in contributing a story to the blog? Email the editor at jbca@junobeach.org.

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