Legacy of Honour

As we approach the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Juno Beach Centre is compiling a collection of Legacy of Honour videos. In each short video, a veteran shares their story of service. Soon, we will no longer be able to capture veterans’ voices and experiences and it is important to gather and share these testimonies while we still can.

The Juno Beach Centre Museum has been built to tell the story of the Canadians at war and to preserve their legacy for future generations. Each Legacy of Honour video has been created in direct pursuit of this mission.

To support this project, select the Legacy of Honour fund on our donation page.

For more information about this project, please contact Marie Eve Vaillancourt: mevaillancourt@junobeach.org.

Jim Parks

D-Day veteran Jim Parks shares his experience as a rifleman with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles landing on Juno Beach reflects on the value of the Juno Beach Centre.
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Norm Kirby

D-Day veteran Norm Kirby recalls his experience in the Canadian Army, serving with the North Shore (NB) Regiment.
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Hugh Buckley

D-Day veteran Hugh Buckley recounts his experience on Juno Beach and in the Battle of Normandy.
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“Stocky” Edwards

D-Day veteran James Francis “Stocky” Edwards recounts his wartime experience as a fighter pilot.
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Joe Segal

Joe Segal reflects on the meaning of the Juno Beach Centre for Canadians and his experiences fighting through the Netherlands and Germany.
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Alex Polowin

D-Day veteran Alex Polowin recounts his experience on HMCS Huron in the English Channel during the invasion of Normandy.
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Alphonse Vautour

D-Day veteran Alphonse Vautour shares his service with the North Shore Regiment during the Second World War.
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Roly Armitage

Battle of Normandy veteran Roly Armitage shares a variety of memorable anecdotes from his time in France and Holland with the Royal Canadian Artillery.
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Harry Hardy

Battle of Normandy veteran Harry Hardy testifies to his Second World War experience. At 97 years old, Harry has worked in recent years to raise awareness of the Typhoon -- giving his beloved plane its due.
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Harry Greenwood

Scottish-Canadian veteran Harry Greenwood served with the rescue tug service in the Royal Navy.
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George Flynn

D-Day veteran George Flynn shares his experience of D-Day and of clearing German bunkers at Carpiquet airfield.
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Robert Spencer

Robert Spencer tells his story of service, including participating in Operation Totalize.
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George Chow

Battle of Normandy veteran George Chow recounts his service as an anti-aircraft gunner and even shares his experience under enemy bombardment.
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Jack Commerford

Battle of Normandy veteran Jack Commerford recalls his time as a gunner with 2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment.
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Ed Peck

Second World War veteran Ed Peck recounts his experience with the Canadian Scottish Regiment.
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Jim Summersides

Jim Summersides describes how he ended up in the 1st Special Service Force, an elite Canadian-American infantry unit.
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Jaye Edwards

Veteran Jaye "Pete" Edwards shares her Second World War experience as an Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilot.
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