June 6th, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day when 14,000 Canadian soldiers stormed Juno Beach on France’s northern coast. Part of the largest seaborne invasion in history that included 142,000 British and American allies, D-Day marked thebeginning of Europe’s liberation from Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War.
Tragically, more than 900 Canadians from communities across Canada died during the first five days of the Battle of Normandy — between June 6 and June 10, 1944.
To mark this important milestone in Canadian history and honour the fallen, the Juno Beach Centre, Canada’s only Second World War museum located on Juno Beach itself, is sending personalized postcards to the current residents of hundreds of homes across Canada linked to the soldiers who died. The postcards include the name, rank, and age of the soldier linked to each address.