D-Day Commemorations in France and in Nova Scotia

The Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, travels 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 Genral participates 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 participates 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 attends the Juno75 Gala hosted by the Juno Beach Centre Association.

June 6, 2019 (France)

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

June 6, 2019 (Nova Scotia)

Her Excellency attends 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.