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

Media advisory

Kingston, ON –Veterans Affairs Canada 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, trains carrying combat boots—symbolic of the many Canadians who traded in their civilian shoes for combat boots, and took a similar journey to serve in the Second World War—are travelling across the country, from Vancouver to Halifax. The boots will arrive in Halifax on June 3, 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 18, Veterans, their families, youth and the general public are invited to attend an event to commemorate D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at Kingston’s VIA Rail Station at 13:00 EDT.”

Location:        VIA Rail Station
                        1800 John Counter Blvd
                        Kingston, Ontario           

Date:               Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time:               13:00 EDT

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

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