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At destination! Combat boots welcomed to 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy events in Halifax D-Day Veterans welcome combat boots of remembrance at the end of cross-Canada commemorative train journey.

| Veterans Affairs Canada | news releases

D-Day, and the ensuing Battle of Normandy, was one of Canada’s most significant military engagements of the 20th century. Through the commemorative journey this spring, Canadians have joined Veterans to pay tribute to the more than 90,000 Canadian soldiers who volunteered to serve our country and saw action in the Normandy Campaign.


All aboard: Government of Canada launches cross-country train trip to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Second World War’s D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

| Veterans Affairs Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, launched the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at VIA Rail’s Pacific Central Train Station in Vancouver, joined by Normandy Veterans, youth, honoured guests and Canadian Armed Forces members.


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