When you visit the Juno Beach Centre, one of the first things you see are the five-sided pillars standing just outside the entrance on Juno Park. These pillars are covered in over 12,000 titanium commemorative bricks. In the period before the Centre was built, these pillars were established, blank at first, but over time covered by the names of those who fought for Canada, for freedom, and for peace. For over 11 years, Canadians from coast to coast have sponsored bricks, with the funds directly supporting the Juno Beach Centre. Individuals, schools, legions, organizations, and families have come together to sponsor bricks to show their support for the individuals who sacrificed their lives fighting for Canada and to those who supported them.
To mark the days leading up to Remembrance Day, we’ve collected stories of people all across Canada sharing what inspired them to sponsor a Commemorative Brick at the Juno Beach Centre.
With their support, the Juno Beach Centre has continued to thrive since we first opened in 2003. The Centre has been fortunate to play host to many of our donors and people who have been touched by the impact of war in Europe and at home in Canada.
As we continue to remember and honour the brave men and women who fought for our freedom over 70 years ago, it is important to show your support in a lasting and meaningful way!
Please click here for more information on how to sponsor a Commemorative Brick for someone in your family or community.
Dispatches from Juno shares all the news, events, and stories from the Juno Beach Centre in France and Canada. Interested in contributing a story to the blog? Email the editor at email@example.com.