Media Advisory - Veterans Affairs Canada to Mark 70th Anniversary of D-Day

OTTAWA, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Veterans Affairs Canada, in partnership with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, will host a commemorative ceremony on June 6, 2014, in honour of the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will join Veterans, their families, youth, current serving Canadian Armed Forces members and representatives from the Government of Canada to pay tribute to all Canadians who fought so valiantly to capture Juno Beach.

Location:  The Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa
   
Date:  Friday, June 6, 2014
   
Time:   1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Any media planning on attending this event must contact Veterans Affairs Canada at 613-992-7468.

SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information:

Media inquiries:

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468

Paloma Aguilar
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Justice
613-992-4621


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