Ceremony Commemorates the 70th Anniversary of VE Day

Students from Quintefeuille College Take Part in Special Ceremony and March
Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Europe on May 7

On Thursday May 7, students from Quintefeuille College in Courseulles-sur-Mer will commemorate 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 will take place at 9:45am.

During the ceremony, the students will honour those Canadians killed in action on D-Day by placing a photo of their individual Tribute Markers, which were erected as a part of a temporary installation in Juno Park.

For reference, 359 Tribute Markers were installed in front of the Juno Beach Centre in May 2014, and left in place for a year to commemorate the memory of the Canadian soldiers who fell on D-Day.

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

* Of the 359 Canadians who died on June 6th 1944, 299 are buried in Bény-sur-Mer Cemetery in Reviers.

Media Contacts:
Centre Juno Beach: Nathalie Worthington : natworthy@junobeach.org T : 02 31 37 32 17
Collège Quintefeuille : Hélène Forget : Helene.Wunsch@ac-caen.fr T : 02 31 36 10 00
Juno Beach Centre Association in Canada : jmisener@junobeach.org