Take a few moments today to think of the thousands of young men who took part in the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944 (75 years ago today). Let’s not forget the members of Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service, known as Wrens, who did covert work. They maintained a 24/7 signal from which ships and planes could navigate without making radio or voice contact — technology that had proved crucial to the success of D-Day.
Canada’s impressive efforts in the Second World War remain a point of great national pride, even many decades later. The brave Canadians who came ashore on D-Day and saw action in the Battle of Normandy were among the more than one million men and women from our country who served in the cause of peace and freedom during the conflict. Sadly, over 45,000 of them would lose their lives. (Veterans Affairs Canada)
Total Allied casualties on D-Day reached more than 10,000, including 1,074 Canadians, of whom 359 were killed.
There is a reason they are called “The Greatest Generation”. We owe them a great deal and we should never forget.
To learn more about Canada’s military history follow this link: https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance