“Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. This was one of Canada’s most significant military engagements of the 20th century—which ultimately helped lead to the end of the Second World War.
On June 6, 1944, 14,000 Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy with Allied troops. On that day three hundred and fifty-nine Canadians made the ultimate sacrifice. They were among the 90,000 Canadians who volunteered to serve our country and saw action in the Normandy Campaign.
On this anniversary, we honor their memory and recommit ourselves to the principles they fought for. The best way to show respect for our veterans and remember their sacrifices is to continue to share their stories, and the values they fought to protect.”