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June 6, 2014

PREMIER SELINGER COMMEMORATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY LANDINGS



JUNO BEACH, France—Premier Greg Selinger today, along with a number of veterans, students and individuals from Manitoba, participated in the 70th commemoration of D-Day to mark this important occasion in Normandy, France.

“The experience of visiting Normandy, and specifically Juno beach where so many young Manitobans lost their lives, is one I will never forget,” said Premier Selinger.  “It is both humbling and an honour to be able to participate in such a moving and poignant event, and remember the sacrifices made by so many.” 

The anniversary of D-Day began with Manitoba regiment ceremonies at Graye-sur-Mer with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer with the Fort Garry Horse followed by a visit to Canada House at Bernieres-sur-Mer. 

The Manitoba ceremonies were followed by an international commemoration ceremony at Ouistreham and a Canadian ceremony at Juno Beach attended by Prince Charles, Prime Minister Steven Harper, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Premier Selinger and a number of other dignitaries. 

“To see so many people from Canada, France and around the world here in Normandy to remember the fallen is very powerful,” said Premier Selinger.  “It is a stark reminder to never take the freedom we enjoy for granted.” 

‎The day will finish with a reception for Manitoba veterans. 

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