75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

| June 12, 2019

On June 6, 2019, the Juno Beach Centre hosted the official Canadian Ceremony in the presence of Canadian veterans, Mr Justin TRUDEAU, Prime Minister of Canada and Mr Edouard PHILIPPE, Prime Minister of France.

Mr Justin TRUDEAU’s speech:


The international ceremony also took place at the Juno Beach Centre in the presence of veterans, Mr Edouard PHILIPPE, Prime Minister of France, Mr Justin TRUDEAU, Prime Minister of Canada and Embassadors/Representatives of countries that participated in the Battle of Normandy:

In addition to the official ceremony, the 75th anniversary was popular and unforgetable for the Juno Beach Centre staff:

Thank you to the Burlington Teen Tour Band for their fantastic performance during the Canadian Ceremony at the Juno Beach Centre on June 6 and also for their performance on June 7 for the museum’s visitors.

Bravo to the schools from Courseulles for their poppy pins and wreaths made out of recycled materials. They offered a poppy to each veteran.

A very special thank you and recognition goes out to all veterans with whom we had the pleasure of speaking. Thank you for your effort in 1944, for our freedom and thank you for coming back to Normandy 75th years later.

Thank you for all of the memories and emotions.

Dispatches from Juno shares all the news, events, and stories from the Juno Beach Centre in France and Canada. Interested in contributing a story to the blog? Email the editor at jbca@junobeach.org.

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