Juno Beach Centre Marks 75th Anniversary in 2019

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Publication Date 
18 Dec 2018

The summer of 2019 will mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. More than 90,000 Canadians fought from the sands of Juno to the banks of the Seine liberating Normandy. Over 5500 Canadian soldiers did not make it home and remain buried in Normandy today. To honour their memory, the Juno Beach Centre has launched Canada’s Juno75 Commemorative Campaign to recognize those who made the ultimate sacrifice that summer.

The Juno Beach Centre Association wants to sponsor 5,500 identity discs inspired by those worn by Canadian service personnel during the Second World War. Each donor will receive a set of two tags, one green and one red. The Green Tag has the name of one of the soldiers, sailors or airmen killed during the Battle of Normandy showing their name, rank, of death, unit, hometown and their age. The Red Tag can be customized by the Donor.  

Details of this campaign can be found in the attached documents or by clicking the link Juno75 Commemorative Campaign .