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Juno75 Commemorative Events in Southern Ontario

May 27, 2019 3:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Our staff and volunteers will be attending several events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Come out and say hi if you’re at any of the events below. To see what’s happening in your own community, check out the Veterans Affairs Canada website and your local event listings. June 1st, 2019 D-Day 75th Anniversary Gala,...


Canada on D-Day by the Numbers

April 30, 2019 12:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Juno Beach Centre recently published a one-page infographic in English and French on Canada’s contribution to D-Day, 6 June 1944.  In that infographic, we quantified Canada’s D-Day experience. Some of the numbers will be familiar while others are new. This short article explains how we arrived at these figures. How Many Canadians Landed? The...


The Juno Beach Centre is Partnering with the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign for Juno75!

April 24, 2019 7:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You can help us honour the 5,500 Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944 by sponsoring a pair of commemorative dog tags and a Heroe Tree along the Highway of Heroes! Honouring our military, cooling the environment and beautifying North America’s most travelled highway. When a...


“What is D-Day?”: an FAQ

April 11, 2019 3:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Download a PDF version.  What was D-Day? D-Day was the common term for the Allied landings in northern France on June 6th, 1944. Nazi Germany had occupied France for four long years. In the early morning hours American, British, and Canadian soldiers began landing on a 75-kilometre stretch of beach in the French region of...