You' re Invited: Today 'Toronto Remembers D-Day' Ceremony at Noon

You' re Invited: Today 'Toronto Remembers D-Day' Ceremony at Noon

Today, “Toronto Remembers D-Day, June 6, 2011” ceremony will commemorate the 67th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., from noon to 1 p.m.

On June 6 of every year, the City of Toronto honours the Canadian men and women who took part in D-Day — the Allied forces’ invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

You are invited to join members of Toronto City Council in honouring those who served Canada in D-Day.

Please click here for program details of the “Toronto Remembers D-Day, June 6, 2011” ceremony.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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June 3, 2011

Toronto to commemorate D-Day, June 6

The City of Toronto will commemorate the 67th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy at City Hall’s Nathan Phillips Square on Monday, June 6.

On June 6, 1944, Canada took part in the D-Day invasion of France that marked the beginning of the liberation of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark during the Second World War.

The City of Toronto will welcome veterans and the public, and D-Day veteran John “Jack” Martin will take part as the City proclaims “Toronto Remembers D-Day, June 6, 2011.”

Date: Monday, June 6
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Place: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

War veterans, honour guards and bands will be participating in this annual commemorative event. Singers will entertain with popular songs of the Second World War period on the square from noon until the start of the ceremony. Program details are available at http://www.toronto.ca/lestweforget.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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