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 Alex Fitzgerald-Black:
Havelyn Chiasson (1921-2019)
Second World War and D-Day veteran Havelyn Chiasson shares his memories of service with the Canadian Army in Europe. Have passed away shortly after the 75th anniversary of D-Day, in June 2019.
Norm Kirby V-E Day 75
Sergeant Norm Kirby served in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He and his comrades liberated the Dutch people, who lived under Nazi occupation for five years.
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.
D-Day veteran Norm Kirby recalls his experience in the Canadian Army, serving with the North Shore (NB) Regiment.
Joe Segal reflects on the meaning of the Juno Beach Centre for Canadians and his experiences fighting through the Netherlands and Germany.
D-Day veteran Alex Polowin recounts his experience on HMCS Huron in the English Channel during the invasion of Normandy.
D-Day veteran Alphonse Vautour shares his service with the North Shore Regiment during the Second World War.
Battle of Normandy veteran Roly Armitage shares a variety of memorable anecdotes from his time in France and Holland with the Royal Canadian Artillery.
Harry Hardy (1922-2020)
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.
Scottish-Canadian veteran Harry Greenwood served with the rescue tug service in the Royal Navy.
George Chow (1921-2020)
Battle of Normandy veteran George Chow recounts his service as an anti-aircraft gunner and even shares his experience under enemy bombardment.
Battle of Normandy veteran Jack Commerford recalls his time as a gunner with 2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment.
Second World War veteran Ed Peck recounts his experience with the Canadian Scottish Regiment.
Jim Summersides describes how he ended up in the 1st Special Service Force, an elite Canadian-American infantry unit.
Veteran Jaye "Pete" Edwards shares her Second World War experience as an Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilot.