According to Canadian tradition, at the Juno Beach Centre today we commemorate the end of the First World War and we remember all the soldiers who have fallen for the military service of their country. Our commemoration is among the many ceremonies which are being held today at the First World War sites, but also in cities and villages, in Canada, in France and throughout countries affected by the Great War. Today is not just a day for those interested in history. So many families have someone who was called up, wounded or killed during the conflict. That is why we are honored at the Juno Beach Centre by the participation of Norman elected representatives who are at our side to share this moment of Remembrance with our Juno community.
Thank you to Mr. Stéphane GUYON, General Secretary of the Prefecture, Senators Sonya DE LA PROVOTE and Corinne FERET, Mr. Frédéric POUILLE, Mayor of Courseulles-sur-Mer for attending.
Thanks to the mayors, elected officials and personalities of the town of Courseulles, Juno Beach and the surrounding area. Thank you to members of the military forces.
We were honored by the presence of Canadians who had come to participate in this ceremony, including members of the Canadian Forces and families of Canadian soldiers from the First and Second World Wars.
Thanks to the Harmonie Municipal de Courseulles-sur-Mer and to Mr. Dominique BARBE, bagpipers, who played “Amazing Grace” and “Flowers of the Forest”
A big thank you to Canadian Amanda PURDY who introduced us to her educational and commemorative project “Flags2Juno”. After the ceremony, Amanda invited all guests to place flags on each grave in the Beny-Reviers Canadian Cemetery. Amanda initiated the idea of naming a bridge near the Ottawa airport “Juno Beach Bridge”. The renaming took place on November 8th.
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