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Official Government of Canada delegation attended a commemorative ceremony at Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in Reviers, France

June 5, 2019

The official Government of Canada delegation that travelled to Normandy, France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, participated in a ceremony organized by the Government of Canada along with the villages of Reviers and Bény-sur-Mer at the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

The Government of Canada delegation, which was led by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, was joined by Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence and the mayors of Reviers and Bény-sur-Mer.

Many of those buried in the cemetery were men of the 3rd Canadian Division who either died on 6 June 2019 or during the early days of the advance towards Caen, when the Division engaged a German battle group. The cemetery, designed by P.D. Hepworth, contains 2,049 Second World War Burials.

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