Sunday, June 7, 2009

Montreal Veterans Honoured With Ceremonies

Prime Minister Stephen Harper comforts veteran Phil LeBreton, 87, of Montreal as they stand at a tomb of an unknown soldier at the Canadian War Cemetery in Beny-sur-mer in France, on Saturday June 6, 2009.(Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

From CTV News:

Saturday is the 65th anniversary of D-Day, when tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the beach in Normandy, France to fight the Germans.

Thousands of Canadians took part in the battle that changed the course of the second World War.

They are being honoured throughout the nation this weekend.

Here in Montreal events were held across the island to mark the historic day.

At the Dorval legion, veterans were piped in and introduced with their name and rank.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and other world leaders are in Normandy.

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