Monday, June 06, 2016

Remembering D-Day 2016

The Mayor of the City of Toronto led the City’s delegation in honour of the veterans during an event which started at noon hour in Nathan Phillips Square. The politicians were joined by members of the police, fire department and members of the military as they paid tribute to the sacrifices many made during the wartime battles. Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer, a veteran of D-Day, author and decorated soldier, will talk about his experiences during the invasion.

“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.”

Inside City Hall are two photo exhibits - on by photographer Ludmila Schnaider and one a collection of archival photographs taken during the war and provided by veterans and their families. The exhibitions will remain until noon June 7.

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