75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

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Dear educators,

Help your students learn more about Canada’s rich military history throughout 2019 with free bilingual resources for youth ages 5–18.

D-Day and the ensuing Battle of Normandy is one of Canada’s most significant military engagements of the 20th century. Over 90,000 Canadian soldiers volunteered to serve our country and saw action in the Normandy Campaign. Of these, more than 5,000 brave Canadians died and more than 13,000 were wounded in this battle, which ultimately helped lead to the end of the Second World War.

You can order free, bilingual print learning resources, including posters, postcards, bookmarks and historical sheets and access online lesson plans, historical information, video interviews with Canadian Veterans and photo galleries.

In the months leading up to the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy on June 6, 2019, Veterans Affairs Canada is partnering with VIA Rail Canada, Parks Canada and community organizations to hold events across the country.

These events will highlight the journey across Canada that service members took during the Second World War, mainly via the rail lines to Halifax, from where they sailed across the Atlantic to join our Allies bravely fighting for freedom in Europe. As it stops across the country, from Vancouver to Halifax, a train will carry combat boots as symbols of Canadians, from all walks of life, who took this journey to serve our country.

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #CanadaRemembers and #DDay75. Visit Veterans.gc.ca/D-Day75 to order or download free materials, find events in Canada and in France, and learn other ways to get involved.

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