On June 6, 1944, some 14,000 Canadian soldiers had as their objective Juno Beach and, ultimately, the opening of a second front in western Europe. Canada’s soldiers charged straight into the German military's entrenched defenses of the Atlantic shore. 359 Canadian soldiers died. Once the beachhead was secure, it wasn't over. Months of tough fighting and more deaths were the price to break out of Normandy. But the front was opened and the momentum turned against the Nazis.
We owe so much to those soldiers for our way of life today. Thank you.