The Canadian Remembrance Day ceremony took place at the Juno Beach Centre this November 11, 2018 at 3 pm in the presence of a large crowd. This year, on the occasion of the centennial of the end of the First World War, we paid tribute to the 65,000 Canadians who died in the First World War an all soldiers of the 20th century.
Thank you for their presence to all the Canadians who attended; Mr. Bertrand Bouyx, Calvados Member of Parliament, Mr. Jean-Marie Bernard, the representative of the Regional Council of Normandy, the mayors of Juno Beach alongside Mr. Frédéric Pouille, Mayor of Courseulles, elected officials and personalities of Juno sector and area. Also thank you to the faithful friends and supporters of the Juno Beach Centre.
After an address and reading by Alicia Dotiwalla, Interpretative Planning Manager and Louis Lebel, Visitor Services Manager at the Juno Beach Centre, Bruno played Amazing Grace on the violon. Thalia and Bruno, Juno Beach Centre guides read the poem In Flanders Field. The Act of Remembrance was read by Louise Cossette and Peter Buckley.
After the Last Post, Silence and Réveil, the national anthems were sung and the ceremony ended with the laying of wreaths.
We will remember them.
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