eoff Horne

Photo: Remembering D-Day

Revelstoke Legion holds small ceremony to mark 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 6.

Geoff Horne, a life member of the Revelstoke branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, lays a wreath at the base of the cenotaph during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day on Friday, June 6. The small ceremony marked the day nearly 160,000 troops invaded France to begin the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany. Canadian soldiers were tasked with taking Juno Beach; 359 would die, 574 were wounded and 47 captured in the operation that saw the Canadian contingent push further inland than any other allied troops that day.

“The capture of Juno Beach was accomplished by very ordinary young Canadians from all across this great country. Their courage and determination was the immediate reason for this success in these critical hours,” said Legion president Todd Driediger. “They stepped forward and demonstrated to the world that our liberty and freedom will never be conceded. They fought so we can live as free citizens in a free country. May their memories live on forever and our country ever be inspired by their sacrifices. They are our heroes and it is our duty to never forget them.”

Just Posted

Revelstoke Grizzlies win 11th straight game

The Forum was packed on Saturday night

Live results for the Revelstoke municipal election

Watch here and on Facebook for live results

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

The Valley Votes: Your election results

The results are in from the 2018 municipal election.

B.C. Youtuber to seal himself ‘in a jar’ to demonstrate impacts of climate change

Kurtis Baute wants to see how long he can last in a 1,000 cubic foot, air-tight greenhouse

One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

The train was carrying more than 360 people

Scheer marks one-year countdown to federal election with campaign-style speech

Conservative Leader insists that it will be Justin Trudeau who ‘makes it personal’

Canada Post union announces rotating strikes in four Canadian cities

Mail will still be delivered but it will be delayed

B.C. VIEWS: Residents have had enough of catering to squatters

Media myth of homeless victims offends those who know better

B.C. man sets new Canadian marathon record at Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Cam Levins ran it in two hours nine minutes 25 seconds

B.C. Liberals’ hopes high as Nanaimo by-election approaches

Historically safe NDP seat vacated by long-time MLA Leonard Krog

Leaving B.C.’s electoral reform to a referendum is ‘ridiculous’: professor

B.C. voters getting ballots in the mail on proposal to change electoral system

Most Read