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

Media advisory

Québec, QC –The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development; Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of 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, trains carrying combat boots—symbolic of the many Canadians who traded in their civilian shoes for combat boots and took a similar journey 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 26, Veterans, their families, youth and the general public are invited to attend an event to commemorate D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at the Gare du Palais in Québec City at 13:00 ET.”

Location:        Gare du Palais
                        450 rue de la Gare-du-Palais
                        Québec, Quebec

Date:               Sunday, May 26, 2019

Time:              13:00 ET

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

Valérie Glazer
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
819-654-5546

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

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