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June 2, 2005
D-Day 61st anniversary event on Nathan Phillips Square
  
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Canada took part in the invasion that marked the
beginning of the liberation of France and the end of the Second World War.

The City of Toronto will commemorate the 61st anniversary of D-Day and the
Battle of Normandy on Monday, June 6 at 12:30 p.m. on Nathan Phillips Square,
City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. at the main flagpole.

Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone will welcome veterans and members of the public to
the event. The Government of Canada has designated 2005 as Year of the Veteran.

Participating honour guards at the City’s event include the Toronto Civic
Honour Guard, Toronto Firefighters’ War Veterans’ Colour Guard, Toronto
Emergency Medical Services Honour Guard, Toronto Police Honour Guard, Toronto
Transit Commission Supervisory Honour Guard, the Royal Canadian Legion, Naval
Club, and the WRENS (Women’s Royal Naval Service - W.R.N.S.) Association.

Bugler Nigel Soper will perform during the ceremony.


Media contact:

Nancy MacSween
Protocol Officer
City Clerk’s Office
416-392-6745



 

 

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