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June 4, 2007
Media Advisory: Toronto commemorating D-Day on June 6
The City of Toronto will commemorate the 63rd anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at City Hall’s Nathan Phillips Square on June 6. On June 6, 1944, Canada took part in the D-Day invasion of France that marked the beginning of the liberation of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark during the Second World War.

Mayor David Miller will welcome veterans and the public. D-Day veteran Andrew Irwin will join the mayor to proclaim “Toronto Remembers D-Day, June 6, 2007.”

Date: Wednesday, June 6
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Place: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

War veterans, honour guards and bands will be participating in this annual commemorative event. Singers will entertain with popular songs of the Second World War period on the square from noon until the start of the ceremony. A D-Day display in the City Hall rotunda is available for viewing all week until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 8.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Nancy MacSween, Senior Protocol Officer, City Clerk’s Office, 416-392-4674



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