After exploring the Juno Beach Centre and the new bunkers in Juno Park, the 557 Lorne Scots Cadets from Brampton, Ontario were given the unique opportunity to share a moment with someone who experienced D-Day and the Normandy Campaign firsthand!
By chance Jim Parks, who landed on Juno Beach with the Winnipeg Rifles on June 6, 1944, was also visiting the Centre that day and took time to speak with the group about his service, including storming the beach 70 years ago.
It was an emotional meeting for everyone involved, and certainly something the group won’t soon forget.
Thank you to Major Grant Armstrong, Commanding Officer of the 557 Lorne Scots Cadets, for bringing your group to the Juno Beach Centre, and to EF Education Tours for organizing the visit.
And of course, thank you to our dear friend Jim!
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