The Juno Beach Centre is Partnering with the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign for Juno75!

| April 24, 2019

You can help us honour the 5,500 Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944 by sponsoring a pair of commemorative dog tags and a Heroe Tree along the Highway of Heroes!

Honouring our military, cooling the environment and beautifying North America’s most travelled highway.

When a member of Canada’s Armed Forces falls in combat, his or her final journey is along the Highway of Heroes from CFB Trenton to the Coroner’s Office in Toronto.

The Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign is planting 2 million trees along the 401 Highway of Heroes, a tribute to the men and women who fought for Canada in our wars, and a living memorial to the 117,000 who sacrificed their lives for freedom.

Every Canadian can be a part of this historic tribute.  Look at the names on the cenotaph in YOUR community.  Help us to honour those from YOUR community and ensure their spirit lives on in a living tribute! Visit: to learn more.

You can support this amazing initiative and the Juno Beach Centre on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of D-Day by sponsoring a commemorative dog tag and a Hero Tree. Each dog tag and tree pay tribute to one of the over 5,500 Canadians killed in action during the Battle of Normandy, and offer you the opportunity to honour a family member, or include your own name or organization.

The minimum donation to sponsor a Hero Tree and a pair of Dog Tags, including shipping anywhere in Canada, is $200. Make a donation via our online form by selecting the the fund titled “Juno 75 + Highway of Heroes” and indicating the donation amount. A representative from the Juno Beach Centre Association will be in contact with you to collect the inscription information. To make a donation by mail, please complete the Order Form and return it to the address listed. Please ensure to note that you wish to sponsor a dog tag and a hero tree on the form.

For more information about the Juno75 Commemorative Campaign and the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, contact Scott Entwistle or by phone at 1-778-872-1466 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm PST).


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