In accordance with COVID-19 preventative measures, the June 6, 2020 commemorative ceremony will be organized as a small, limited gathering and shared online.
Visit this page or the Facebook page at 1 pm and follow the broadcast of the ceremony commemorating the 76th Anniversary of D-Day at the Juno Beach Centre
Letter from Nathalie Worthington, Director of the Juno Beach Centre:
“Since 2003, the Juno Beach Centre has organized or hosted a Canadian ceremony on June 6 to commemorate the anniversary of the Landing and the beginning of the Battle of Normandy.
Due to the current health crisis, the June 6 ceremony at the Juno Beach Centre has been cancelled in its original form. As part of the health emergency, which applies until July, arrangements have been made by the French authorities and reduced formats have been put in place for official public events.
As for the commemoration of May 8, the Juno Beach Centre is privileged to develop commemorative actions online for June 6, with a program which you can discover here. Newsletters, press releases and our social media are designed to invite as many people as possible to mark the anniversary and relay the content developed for it by the Juno Beach Centre. Next June 6, we invite you to be together.
However, we have decided that a special reduced ceremony, without audience, will be organized at the Juno Beach Centre on June 6 to ensure a tribute on Juno Beach, more symbolic than ever, in memory of the Canadian soldiers whose families will not be able to make the trip this year. This tribute will be broadcast on the social media of the Juno Beach Centre.
Please understand that we regret not being able to gather together as we are keen to do every June 6. We are however counting on your presence with us through our online programming. Do not miss the live church bells that will ring on Juno Beach at 11 a.m. and broadcast on our social networks from 1 p.m.
See you next year for a ceremony on Juno Beach in memory of our Canadian liberators.
We will remember them.”