The staff of the Juno Beach Centre had the pleasure of welcoming students and teachers from Kalamalka Secondary School in Vernon, British Columbia.
Amongst the students visiting was Sydney whose family had purchased a commemorative brick in the name of George Lynch-Staunton, a 14th Field Regiment veteran who landed at Bernières-sur-Mer on June 6th, 1944. Mr. Lynch-Staunton was a gunner in the same regiment as the museum’s founder, Garth Webb, and his biography is featured in the temporary exhibit called “Voices of Veterans” presented in the museum’s lobby until March 31st.
What a lovely way for Sydney, whose Grandmother was Lynch-Staunton’s cousin, to see her family’s personal connection to the Second World War! Thank you to all participants of this trip for coming to the Juno Beach Centre and for making the visit an important one on your itinerary.
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