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June 5, 2002
Toronto remembers D-Day
  
Mayor Mel Lastman and Councillor Chris Korwin-Kuczynski will mark the
anniversary of D-Day on June 6 at 12:30 p.m. with the annual D-Day ceremony,
"Toronto Remembers." It will take place at the main flagpole on Nathan Phillips
Square, Toronto City Hall.

Also joining in the ceremony will be the Toronto Civic Honour Guard, Toronto
Firefighter's Colour Party, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Toronto Naval
Club to honour those who took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy, France,
in 1944 and to honour all Canadians who fought for peace and freedom.

"The City of Toronto recognizes and salutes the courage of all the Canadian
World War II veterans who served an important role in the D-Day campaign," said
Mayor Lastman. "We are enormously proud of our brave D-Day veterans and all
Canadians who fought for peace and freedom."

The flag at Nathan Phillips Square will be lowered to half-mast during the
ceremony while the Last Post is played to honour the courage and determination
of all the Allied forces involved in the Normandy invasion.

The Canadian contingent at Normandy included units from the Canadian Army, the
Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force.


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