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Ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at the National War Memorial

June 6, 2019

On June 6, 2019 the Government of Canada held a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D Day and the Battle of Normandy. D Day and Battle of Normandy Veterans attended the ceremony alongside representatives of the Government of Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Embassy of France, the British High Commission and the public.

On June 6, 1944, known as D Day, Allied troops stormed German defences on the beaches of Normandy (France) to open the way to Germany from the West. D Day and the Battle of Normandy was one of the best known chapters of the Second World War, and our service members would play an important role in this pivotal campaign. We recognize and remember the more than 90,000 Canadians wo volunteered to serve our country and saw action in the Normandy Campaign.

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