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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.”

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