Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 05, 2009 11:54 ET

Media Advisory: The Honourable Peter MacKay Remembers D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at Camp Hill

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - June 6, 2009 marks the 65th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, will attend a parade, commemorative ceremony and community picnic on the grounds of the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building to mark this significant anniversary. D-Day Veterans from the Halifax area will be participating in the events and will be available to speak with media present.

Location: Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building
5955 Veterans' Memorial Lane
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Date: June 6, 2009

Time: 11:00 a.m.

On the morning of June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied forces took part in D-Day, including over 25,000 Canadians. Of the approximately 90,000 Canadians who served at D-Day and in the Battle of Normandy that followed, more than 5,000 would lay down their lives. In recognition of this historic campaign, Canadians will honour Veterans of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at events held in communities across Canada.

On June 6, Canada remembers. Canada remembers D-Day.

For more information about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, community events and the Government of Canada's official delegation travelling to Normandy, visit the Veterans Affairs Canada Web site at

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    Carly Currie
    Communications Officer