The statement and information below were released by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress on June 6.
Today, we mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, the Allied Forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in German-occupied France. Thus began the liberation of Europe from Nazi tyranny.
Seventy-five years ago, among the Allied landing force of nearly 150,000 soldiers, over 14,000 Canadian soldiers landed at Juno Beach. 110 ships and 10,000 sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy and 15 fighter and fighter-bomber squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Force contributed to Operation Overlord.