OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - An official Government of Canada delegation will participate in a series of events in Normandy, France from June 3-9, 2019, to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The delegation will include Veterans, representatives from Indigenous and Veterans organizations, parliamentarians and youth. A contingent of the Canadian Armed Forces including units and branches involved in D-Day and the Battle of Normandy will also participate in ceremonies and events.
Veterans Affairs Canada will host two ceremonies open to media on June 5th and 7th, 2019. Accredited members of the media will be provided with a designated area for the ceremony. There may be photo and interview opportunities with delegation members.
June 5, 4 p.m. (CET) *Time subject to change
Ceremony at Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
June 7, 10 a.m. (CET) *Time subject to change
Ceremony at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
Members of the Media who wish to cover these events must register online. Please note that this is a separate process from accreditation to the Canadian signature ceremony taking place on June 6th. To register for the Canadian signature ceremony, please contact [email protected].
For more information on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy events in Canada and France, please visit this page.
SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Media Inquiries: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468, [email protected]