Ceremonial March Marks 70th Anniversary of VE Day

| May 7, 2015

On Thursday May 7, students from Quintefeuille College in Courseulles-sur-Mer commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Europe by participating in a ceremonial march to the Canadian Cemetery of Bény-sur-Mer in Reviers. The event also marked the official end of the Canada’s D-Day Tribute campaign.

During the ceremony, the students symbolically repatriated a Tribute Marker representing a Canadian soldier killed in action on D-Day back to the final resting place of the fallen, by marching from Courseulles to Bény-sur-Mer/Reviers Cemetery. During this commemoration, a photo of the Marker was placed at the headstone of each of the fallen soldiers resting in the cemetery.

By participating in this ceremonial march, these young French students honour the memory of every Canadian who gave their life to liberate Europe from Nazi oppression.

Thank you to the staff and students of Quintefeuille College!

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