On June 6, 1944, D-Day, Allied forces launched Operation Overlord. It was one of the pivotal events of the Second World War, and Canadian sailors, soldiers, and airmen played a critical role.
More than 150,000 Allied troops landed along a 100 km stretch of French coastline or parachuted behind enemy lines, including 14,000 Canadians.
The Royal Canadian Navy contributed 110 warships and 10,000 sailors. Meanwhile, 39 Royal Canadian Air Force Squadrons supported the invasion from the air.
Though the fighting was intense, Canadian soldiers persevered and overcame the defending Nazi forces to seize the 10km stretch of coastline code-named Juno Beach.
Total Allied casualties on D-Day reached more than 10,000, including 1,074 Canadians, of whom 359 were killed.
Every year on this day, some of the villages along Juno Beach hold vigils and parades in memory of their Canadian liberators. Like them, we too will hold them in our memories and never forget their heroism and sacrifices.
Thank you 🍁.
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Thanks to the City Councillors who participated in Ottawa Fire Services' Open House. Our members led four scenarios (rappelling, auto extrication, aerial apparatus, fire attack) allowing them to experience the heat, adrenaline rush & physical stress & strain firefighters face everyday. ... See MoreSee Less
A reminder to our members about Monday's Regular Association Meeting which starts at 10:00 hours and will take place in-person & electronically (hybrid). See the members-only section of the association website for all particulars & related documents: ottawafirefighters.org ... See MoreSee Less
On #CancerSurvivorsDay, we celebrate our #IAFF members who have triumphed over this disease, those who are bravely fighting it, and honor those we have lost by doing whatever it takes as your Union to drive out cancer from the fire service.
Learn more: www.iaff.org/cancer
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Today is National Cancer Survivors Day.
Survivorship is the experience of living through or beyond an illness. But the term cancer survivor means different things to different people. For many, being a cancer survivor starts at the moment of diagnosis and continues for as long as a person lives. For others, survivorship begins once active treatment is over and there are no more signs of cancer in the body. For some, the definition of cancer survivor includes family members, friends or caregivers touched by cancer, to reflect that they too have lived through the experience.
Whatever category you fall in, know that you’re not alone this National Cancer Survivors Day. 💛
Learn more about survivorship today: bit.ly/3MMlGNE ... See MoreSee Less