Government of Canada ceremonies in Halifax to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Media advisory

Halifax, NS –The Government of Canada is hosting three public commemorative events in Halifax from June 3-6, 2019, to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, and to remember those who served and sacrificed for our freedom.

Media are encouraged to invite the public to these events and share the details below.

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Event:              Journey across Canada – Boots Arrival Ceremony

Location:         VIA Rail Halifax Station
                          1161 Hollis Street
                          Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date:                Monday, June 3, 2019

Time:               17:50 ADT

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­­­­Event:              Wreath-laying ceremony

Location:         Halifax Memorial, Point Pleasant Park
                         5530 Point Pleasant Drive
                         Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date:                Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Time:               10:30 ADT

There will be a photo-op and may be interview opportunities with the official delegation members.

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Event:              Government of Canada 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Signature Ceremony

Location:         Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
                         5425 Sackville Street
                         Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date:               Thursday, June 6, 2019

Time:               14:30 ADT

­­­­There will be a photo-op and may be interview opportunities with the official delegation members.

Members of the media who wish to cover this Canadian signature ceremony are asked to register by email to vac.media-medias.acc@canada.ca.

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For more information, please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada website at veterans.gc.ca/d-day75. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #CanadaRemembers and #DDay75.

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

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