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Emotional moment at Juno Beach for 95-year-old Veteran and Battlefield cyclists

– When 95-year-old Second World War veteran Russell Kaye set foot on Juno Beach for his first time since D-Day, he wasn’t making his steps in its dark brown sand alone.

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DT News: the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, Recreation Month, and National Public Service Week

– A Canadian delegation travelled to Courseulles-sur-Mer, France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

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Royal Canadian Mint honours Canadians who landed at Juno Beach with a $2 circulation coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day

– The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a $2 circulation coin honouring the brave Canadians who, landing in Normandy, France 75 years ago, helped establish the Allied foothold that would lead to the liberation of Western Europe.

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Dispatch riders: swift messengers on motorcycles in both World Wars

– Tucked in the LeBreton Gallery in the Canadian War Museum are two motorcycles bearing the history of a special trade that was prominent in the First and Second World Wars.

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The 75th anniversary of a pivotal episode in our history: D-Day

– The Normandy landing on June 6, 1944 during the Second World War was, without a doubt, one of the major military operations of the 20th century. It marked the international community, Canada and its Armed Forces. We have a moral duty to remember and commemorate it and to honour our soldiers and our veterans who distinguished themselves during that operation. In all, some 45,000 Canadians lost their lives in the Second World War.

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VIA Rail Boots in Halifax for D-Day 75

– Transcript (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 …

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DT News: the 101st anniversary of the Memorial Cup and another special upcoming commemoration

– This year marks the 101st anniversary of the Memorial Cup, a Canadian Hockey League trophy dedicated to the memory of all fallen Canadian Armed Forces members.

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75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

– D-Day, and the ensuing Battle of Normandy, was one of Canada’s most significant military engagements of the 20th century. The 75th anniversary of this struggle is a time for us to recognize and remember the more than 90,000 Canadian soldiers who volunteered to serve our country and saw action in the Normandy campaign.

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D-Day: The RCAF and Coastal Command

– Five RCAF squadrons assigned to the RAF’s Coastal command earned the battle honour ‘Normandy’ on D-day, June 6, 1944.

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D-Day: The RCAF and Bomber Command

– RCAF bomber crews were in the thick of things during the night before and the night of the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

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