D-Day Commemorations in France and in Nova Scotia

June 3 to 6, 2019

The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, travelled to France and Nova Scotia from June 3 to 6, 2019, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

June 4, 2019 (France)

The Governor General participated in the unveiling of a monument dedicated to the sacrifices made by Canadians during the Battle of Normandy.

June 5, 2019 (France)

The Governor General participated in a ceremony at the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery which holds the graves of more than 2,000 Canadians who gave their lives during the landings in Normandy and during the early stages of the Battle of Normandy. She also attended the Juno75 Gala hosted by the Juno Beach Centre Association.

June 6, 2019 (France)

The Governor General attended a ceremony in Bernières-sur-Mer to honour the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.

June 6, 2019 (Nova Scotia)

Her Excellency attended the commemorative ceremony at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This meaningful location represents the end of the train journey across Canada and the departure point for many of our soldiers heading to war.