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Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status

Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status

It was a fabled event in military history and has become etched into popular culture, the subject of movies, documentaries, novels and real stories shared by veterans returning to their homes.2019 marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. With every passing year, there are fewer and fewer veterans alive who landed on Canada's Juno Beach, Britain's Sword and Gold Beaches, and America's Omaha and Utah Beaches in the desperate effort to gain a foothold and begin liberating Occupied Europe. Their sacrifices and...


The Best Trip You Can Make to Honour Canada's Veterans in Memory of the 75th Anniversay of DDay

The Best Trip You Can Make to Honour Canada's Veterans in Memory of the 75th Anniversay of DDay

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of DDay. On June 6, 1944, Canada joined British, American and other Allied troops in storming the Nazi-held shore of France along the coast of Normandy.Of the many things that could go wrong, most of them did. Yet the Allies persevered, and at the end of the day, all had gained a foothold onto European soil, the essential and long-sought after moment when they could begin to re-take Europe from the Nazis. It's a fabled day in military...

The Best Trip You Can Make to Honour Canada's Veterans in Memory of the 75th Anniversay of DDay

The Best Trip You Can Make to Honour Canada's Veterans in Memory of the 75th Anniversay of DDay

The Best Trip You Can Make to Honour Canada's Veterans in Memory of the 75th Anniversay of DDay

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of DDay. On June 6, 1944, Canada joined British, American and other Allied troops in storming the Nazi-held shore of France along the coast of Normandy.Of the many things that could go wrong, most of them did. Yet the Allies persevered, and at the end of the day, all had gained a foothold onto European soil, the essential and long-sought after moment when they could begin to re-take Europe from the Nazis. It's a fabled day in military...


2019 is the 75th Anniversary of DDay, and This DDay Veteran Explains Why You Should Visit the Juno Beach Centre

2019 is the 75th Anniversary of DDay, and This DDay Veteran Explains Why You Should Visit the Juno Beach Centre

There are fewer and fewer veterans of the DDay Landing Beaches to tell their stories, but Canada's Juno Beach Centre introduced us to Jim Parks, who shared his memories of landing on DDay as a young soldier, and why he believes all of us should travel there at least once in a lifetime.2019 marks 75 years since this pivotal moment in Canadian and Allied history, and for Canadians moved by the sacrifices of our soldiers and fellow Canadians to end...

2019 is the 75th Anniversary of DDay, and This DDay Veteran Explains Why You Should Visit the Juno Beach Centre

Video: What Happens on a Visit to the Juno Beach Centre?

Video: What Happens on a Visit to the Juno Beach Centre?

Veterans, their families, anyone interested in history, or the sacrifices of ordinary young men on an extraordinary moment for the world, all Canadians as well as citizens of all the nations who fought or were affected by these momentous times... all should make a pilgrimage to the Juno Beach Centre and the other DDay sites along the Normandy coast.Many things have changed since that fateful day. Here's what you can expect on a visit to the Juno Beach Centre today.Start...



Juno Beach: The Ultimate Canadian Pilgrimage

Juno Beach: The Ultimate Canadian Pilgrimage

The past and next few years mark a number of World War 1 and World War 2 anniversaries. Commemorations take place here at home, and we hope everyone takes a moment to pause and reflect or attend a memorial service. Our thoughts also turn to the lands fought for and freed by Canadians, and how families, school and other groups, and independent travelers can make trips to the actual sites where our ancestors fought so bravely.Jenna Zuschlag Misener is a...



Visitors Share: What's it Like to Visit Canada's DDay Landing Beach and Juno Beach Centre?

Visitors Share: What's it Like to Visit Canada's DDay Landing Beach and Juno Beach Centre?

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the DDay Landings in Normandy that were the beginning of the end of World War 2. Canada joined Britain, the US and other Allied nations sailing across the English Channel to the heavily fortified beaches along the French coast in Normandy. You may know the end of this dramatic history. But at Canada's Juno Beach Centre, on the very ground where the Canadians landed in June, 1944, you can experience the rest of that...



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