Remembrance Day 2013

| November 11, 2013

Each year, on 11 November, the Canadians remember veterans who have served their country in time of war since the beginning of the 20th century – the men and women who have died or who put their lives at risk by serving in the army, aviation, Navy, Merchant Navy or in the peace-keeping forces. More than 1 500 000 Canadians served overseas and nearly 116,000 of them are dead. Canadians remember also the sacrifice of the Allies who fought alongside them in foreign lands, which have shed their blood on behalf of freedom. They also honour the memory of these men, these women and children who supported the efforts of the Canada in many ways war, in homes, businesses, factories, voluntary service organizations and schools across the country.

At the end of this ceremony, Mr Frédéric Pouillé, Mayor of Courseulles-sur-Mer, will officially announce the beginning of the construction of rehabilitation of the underground chambers of the German command post on the site in 1944 (in front of the Juno Beach Centre). This project received the 70th anniversary of the battle of Normandy the Normandy Label.

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