VIA Rail Boots in Halifax for D-Day 75
(Bagpipes playing in background. Inaudible conversation behind the music)
In March, a pair of boots was placed in a VIA Rail train. They represented the Canadians who traded in their civilian shoes for combat boots to serve in the Second World War.
They began a cross-country journey in Vancouver. After travelling over 5,000 kilometres across Canada, on June 5th this humble pair of black boots reached its final destination, Halifax, Nova Scotia, where a wreath-laying ceremony was held.
This is part of the overall commemoration of this week’s 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 D-Day landings and the beginning of the Battle of Normandy.
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