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80th anniversary of D-Day

In 2024, Veterans Affairs Canada and our partners will commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

Events

Below is a list of events being held in both Canada and France. Please check this web page for more information in the Spring of 2024.


Events in Canada

13 May 2024 – 7:00pm
D-Day anniversary lead-up event
Beechwood National Cemetery
Ottawa, ON

The Government of Canada will organize an event featuring interviews from Second World War Veterans and a visit to the gravesite of D-Day Veterans.

26 May 2024 – 7:00pm
D-Day anniversary lead-up event
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Halifax, NS

The Government of Canada will organize an event featuring interviews from Second World War Veterans and a public viewing of the Citadel’s “Storm the Beach” D-Day exhibit.

5 June 2024 - 10:00am
Commemorative ceremony
Dieppe Cenotaph at Dieppe City Hall
Dieppe, NB

The Government of Canada will organize a wreath-laying ceremony at Dieppe City Hall. Public participants should plan to arrive by 9:30am as the event will begin promptly at 10:00am.

5 June 2024 – 8:00pm
Sunset Ceremony and Screening
Victoria Park
223 Weldon Street, Moncton, New Brunswick

The Government of Canada will host a sunset ceremony on the eve of the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Public participants should plan to arrive by 7:30pm as the event will begin promptly at 8:00pm.

6 June 2024
Signature Ceremony
Victoria Park
223 Weldon Street, Moncton, New Brunswick

We will host a ceremony to honour and remember Canada’s participation in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

6 June 2024
Commemorative Ceremony
National War Memorial
Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

We will host a wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa to honour and remember Canada’s participation in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

For more information on Events in Canada, contact us.

Events in France

6 June 2024 – 11 am (local time)
Canadian National Ceremony
Juno Beach Centre
Courseulles-sur-Mer, France

We will host a ceremony at Juno Beach in France to honour and remember Canada’s participation in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Registration to attend this event will be required.

If you would like to attend our signature ceremony in France, email us to be notified when registration is available.

Looking for more events in France?

Normandy will honour the 80th anniversary of D-Day with events across the region.

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