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Official Government of Canada delegation attends Canadian Battlefields Foundation ceremony at the Canadian Garden, Le Memorial

June 7, 2019

On June 7, 2019 the official Government of Canada delegation, led by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, attended a Canadian Battlefields Foundation ceremony at the Canadian Memorial Garden, on the grounds of Le Mémorial, in Caen, France.

The Canadian Battlefields Foundation established and maintains a Memorial Garden, on the grounds of Le Mémorial to recall the Canadian participation in the Battle of Normandy. It is a place to remember the young men who fought in Normandy, both those who gave their lives and those who survived. There are several elements of Canada represented in the Garden—a Canadian flag, maple trees, four glass steles with the names of all the Canadian military units which fought at the Battle of Normandy, and a low stone wall with the names of the 122 communities in Normandy liberated by Canadian troops in 1944.

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