Testimony – Memory

Today, we share with you the testimony of Rebecca Le Savoureux, Sales Manager of the Juno Beach Centre.

💬 Juno Beach…
an 8-kilometre beach in Normandy, 14,000 Canadian soldiers on D-Day, 359 deaths, a bloody day but a day full of hope. The beginning of the end of the war, a necessary step towards peace.

Juno Beach…
History, stories of men and women who came from afar or who witnessed on site this military achievement. Garth Webb, Lise Cooper and other veterans, volunteers, employees and colleagues, memories, and souls. But also visitors, anonymous and familiar, the past generation and the future.

Juno Beach…
Bombs, tanks, strategy but also values such as going above and beyond, teamwork, leadership, respect, effort, taste for adventure, perseverance, pride, altruism, and humility.

Juno Beach…
Normandy, France and Canada, yesterday but also today.

And for me today, Juno Beach…
almost 15 years invested and an anchor but also a guiding light for my young family. We are a Canadian, a Frenchmen, and a young Franco-Canadian inspired by the values that we hope to instill in our boy.
Thank you “Juno Beach” for teaching me so much about myself, my past, our history and in some ways, giving direction to my future.

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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