Thursday 6 Jun 2019 will mark the 75th anniversary of D Day when the Allied landed on the coast of Normandy, France, and began their long-awaited and costly liberation of Europe. 14,000 Canadians soldiers landed at Juno Beach. Landing at other beaches were British and American soldiers. The fighting in Normandy lasted until 23 August when the German army began its withdrawal from France. Among the 4,915 Canadians killed in Normandy were eight Gananoque area men:
Charles Massey Oliver Harper Ernest Waldie John Lachapelle Hubert Dundon
Archibald MacDonald Blake Keyes Edward Rogers Hubert Dundon
Citizens are invited to a short ceremony 11 am Thursday 6 June at the Gananoque War memorial to mark D Day and are invited to a Legion Open House following the ceremony at which snacks will be available.
Wednesday, June 6, 2019 at 11am
Event location :
War Memorial and Gananoque Legion