We were so happy to welcome today 2 persons who represent amazing sources of inspiration for the Juno Beach Centre team.
Ian Marriott, the British son of a Canadian soldier who died on June 7, 1944 and rests at the Bény/Reviers cemetery. Ian only discovered his family secret and the fact that father was a Canadian D-Day hero, at the age of 62. His story highlights and complements the work we do for the transmission of memoryu, history, and for education.
Stéphanie Yon-Courtin is Normandy’s Member of European Parliament and the president of the Délégation interparlementaire de l’Union Européenne avec le Canada. Her work represents so many values we work for at the JBC, from citizenship to tolerance and peace. Mme Yon came to meet with Ian Marriott and visited the museum at the same time.
Thank you for being with us today to inspire us in our mission of education to highlight and promote the values the veterans fought for, such as freedom and Peace.
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