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June 5, 2000
City of Toronto marks D-Day
Mayor Mel Lastman and members of Toronto City Council will mark the 56th
anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France in a special ceremony
tomorrow at 11:45 a.m. on Nathan Phillips Square.

"Many Canadian men and women played an important role in the D-Day campaign,"
said Mayor Lastman. "The City of Toronto recognizes and salutes their

Mayor Lastman will proclaim June 6 as D-Day in the City of Toronto and the
Toronto Civic Honour Guard, the Toronto Fire Fighters' Honour Guard, and Branch
42 Legion Colour Party will be on hand.

D-Day ceremonies honour the courage and determination of all the Allied forces
involved in the campaign. The Canadian contingent at Normandy included units
from the Canadian Army, the Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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