By June 5, 2019March 3rd, 2021Alberta

Canadians will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in ceremonies across the country today — with the aged veterans who are the last living link to the largest seaborne invasion in history as the venerated guests of honour. On June 6, 1944, an Allied force of 150,000 troops stormed France’s Normandy coast in a momentous turning point in the Second World War. As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other world leaders gather in Normandy, Canadians across the country will turn out for wreath laying ceremonies, lectures and displays, with the main ceremony at Willow Park Armoury in Halifax. One of the earliest events will take place in Toronto, where Mayor John Tory and city councillors will attend a public ceremony beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Old City Hall Cenotaph.

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