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June 3, 2016
City of Toronto remembers D-Day on June 6
  
Mayor John Tory along with members of City Council will welcome veterans, their families and the public to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. On June 6, 1944, 14,000 Canadian troops took part in Operation Overlord, commonly known as D-Day, when they landed on Juno Beach in Normandy, France. The allied invasion marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe during the Second World War. The ceremony will be hosted on Nathan Phillips Square on Monday, June 6.

Date: Monday, June 6
Time: Noon to 1 p.m. (ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m.)
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer, one of Canada's most distinguished and decorated civilians and a veteran of D-Day, will speak on his experiences during the invasion.

The City of Toronto is hosting two photo exhibits in the rotunda of City Hall to commemorate D-Day. My Dear Veterans, by photographer Ludmila Schnaider, features portraits of Canadian citizens who served allied armies around the world during the Second World War. The second exhibit is of archival photographs taken during the war and personal images provided by D-Day veterans and their families. Both exhibits will be available until noon on June 7.

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Eric Holmes
Strategic Communications
416-392-2708
eholmes2@toronto.ca

 

 

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