During the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, we were pleased to welcome so many families who came to Normandy to pay tribute to loved ones who served in the war.
On May 29, we welcomed a long-time friend of the Juno Beach Centre, Dolores Hatch, visiting from Ontario. She shared photos from the May 19th commemorative ceremony in Fontaine-Henry, which honoured soldiers from the Regina Rifle Regiment, the Regiment de la Chaudière and the First Hussars who fell during the liberation of the village in 1944.
Dolores represented the First Hussars, the Regina Rifles and her own family, as her uncle, Lieutenant Glenn Dickin of the Regina Rifles, was killed on June 6, 1944 while on a reconnaissance mission in the village.
Thank you, Dolores, for sharing your uncle’s story with us and for all the work that you do to honour the memory of all who served and who fell.
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