A chance meeting at the JBC

| November 12, 2015

We were very happy to welcome the Lessards of Sudbury, Ontario, and the Isherwoods of Harvey Station, New Brunswick, and the Hagmans from Blind River, Ontario to the Juno Beach Centre recently. This group of old friends from Canada had a chance reunion on Juno Beach!

“Thanks for the amazing visit, and although emotional for Sheila my wife because her father landed on D-Day. Your team were exceptional hosts/hostesses, especially in capturing our amazing coincidental rendezvous with old friends. While waiting for the tour to start, we noticed familiar faces and the embraces and hugs were on! We met Sally and Dick Hagman from Blind River Ontario who we haven’t seen for more than a decade in your reception area! One degree of separation in the world, and to meet at a location of such significance to the world we know today and the rights and freedoms we share here in Canada. A truly awesome Centre, with wonderful knowledgeable team to help us appreciate and celebrate D-Day and the significance of those historical days and weeks! Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome!”

Juno Beach is truly a place of pilgrimage for all Canadians. Thank you for your visit.

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