75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe

May 8th 2020 is the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E) Day, marking the defeat of Nazi Germany.

The Juno Beach Centre is Canada’s Second World War museum on the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy, France. As Canada’s primary Second World War site of remembrance, we are marking Canada’s involvement in the liberation of the Netherlands and the end of the war in Europe. Learn more by exploring the contents below.

Commemorate V-E Day 75 and the Liberation of the Netherlands with Canadian veteran Norm Kirby:

Sergeant Norm Kirby stormed Juno Beach with the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment on D-Day and served in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He and his comrades liberated the Dutch people, who lived under Nazi occupation for five years. Watch Norm share his memories in the video above. Discover more Canadian stories in our How Can You Remember? section and Legacy of Honour video series below.

Thank you for taking the time to remember Canada’s role in the end of the Second World War in Europe and for using and sharing our content. If it is within your ability, we ask that you consider making a donation to the Juno Beach Centre. Your support will enable us to grow our online programming and assist our efforts to weather the pandemic and emerge ready to welcome visitors back to Juno Beach.

How can you remember?

Legacy of Honour: Our Veterans Testify