Charlottetown ceremony continues cross-Canada commemoration of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Media advisory

Charlottetown, PE –The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Veterans and honoured guests will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy with a special ceremony as part of the commemorative journey across Canada to Halifax. This spring, combat boots—symbolic of the many Canadians who traded in their civilian shoes for combat boots during the Second World War—are travelling across the country, from Vancouver to Halifax. The boots will arrive in Halifax and will be part of the Government of Canada signature ceremony on June 6.

Media are encouraged to share the details of the events as follows:

“On May 23, Veterans, their families, youth and the general public are invited to attend an event to commemorate D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at Charlottetown’s Queen Charlotte Armoury at 12:00 ADT.”

Location:         Queen Charlotte Armoury
                          3 Haviland St
                          Charlottetown
                          Prince Edward Island

Date:               Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time:               12:00 ADT

Join the conversation on social media by using #CanadaRemembers and #DDay75; learn more at veterans.gc.ca.

As well as the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the end of Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan, and the 75th anniversaries of the Battle of the Scheldt and the Italian Campaign during the Second World War.

Contacts

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468

vac.media-medias.acc@canada.ca
   

John Embury
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
john.embury@canada.ca

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