Media Advisory - Government of Canada to Commemorate 69th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy in France

NORMANDY, France, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs, will mark the 69th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at a commemorative event also marking the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Juno Beach Centre.

Location:  Juno Beach Centre
  Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, France
Date:  Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time:   11:00 a.m.

Parliamentary Secretary Adams will also attend special commemorative ceremonies in Normandy at the American War Cemetery, the National Guard Monument and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

Location:  Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
  Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, France
Date:  Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time:   3:30 p.m.
   
Location:  National Guard Monument
  Vierville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France
Date:  Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time:   4:15 p.m.
   
Location:  Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
  Reviers, Normandy, France
Date:  Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time:   6:30 p.m.

 

SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information:

Media inquiries:

Janice Summerby
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
613-996-4649


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