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Lethbridge honors veterans on D-Day

June 6, 2019

This morning a special ceremony was held, remembering those who fought valiantly so many years ago.

On this day 75 years ago one of the most significant battles in Canadian History took place—D-day, and the battle of Normandy. According to federal government records, 1,074 Canadians lost their lives in the battle. The Lethbridge Legion and its veterans were in attendance at the cities cenotaph.

"It means a lot. These are the last remaining veterans from the Second World War. We have a few left from that, and the Korean war. This will probably be the last major anniversary that these veterans (will attend)," says Legion Manager Jeff Alden

Close to 5-thousand Canadians also gathered in France today commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day including Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. U.S. President Donald Trump also spoke during the D-Day memorial. He thanked veterans, told stories of the battle and saluted individual veterans who returned for the event.