MP Larry Miller Commemorates 70th Anniversary of D-Day

June 6, 2014

 

 MP Larry Miller Commemorates 70th Anniversary of D-Day

 

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, attended a commemorative event at Juno Beach in Normandy, France to mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasions of June 6th, 1944.

 

The Government of Canada marked the historic occasion with events in both Ottawa and France. A signature event was held at Juno beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer with 1,000 Canadian youth and cadets and more than 100 Canadian Veterans of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy in attendance. Mr. Miller attended this ceremony and was joined by students and staff from the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute (OSCVI) and Grey Highlands Secondary School (GHSS).

 

D-Day was one of Canada’s most significant and successful military engagements, and a pivotal moment in the Second World War. D-Day and the campaign that followed in Normandy would help signal the beginning of the end of the war. On D-Day it was the Canadian soldiers that pushed the furthest inland to create a passage into Germany from the West.

 

“It was truly an honour to be on Juno Beach where, 70 years ago today, Canadian soldiers landed and pressed forward against all odds to fight for freedom, democracy and the rule of law,” said Miller. “I was pleased to be joined by students and teachers from OSCVI and GHSS and had the honour to meet Veterans who served on D-Day. I thank you all for your service to our country.”

 

For more information on the commemorative events in France and Ottawa for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day please visit; http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/second-world-war/d-day/70th-anniversary.

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