For many, the past week was an emotional roller coaster as the events of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day unfolded. While it was a time of remembrance for those World War II Veterans who are still living today, it was also an emotional time for those who recognized and appreciate what they went through.
For the most part, they were young boys, some of whom did not see their 20th birthdays. It is unlikely that we will ever see an Anniversary like it as those young boys, now Veterans, slip away with time. It was also encouraging to see the huge numbers of young people who traveled to France to be part of the ceremonies.
As the week drew to an end, Port Elgin Legion Branch 340 laid a special wreath of remembrance at the Cenotaph in Port Elgin on June 6th, D-Day and flags flew at half-mast in tribute to those who ‘paid the ultimate sacrifice’.
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