Portsmouth (U.K.), Jun 5 (Canadian-Media): Two days of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day is being observed today in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (U.K.) by several world leaders including Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, media reports said.
Justin Trudeau. Image credit: Facebook page
This day is observed to commemorate to remember the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought on D-Day.
Boarding a massive flotilla of ships off the southern coast of England, thousands of Canadian, American and British soldiers to assault the beaches of Normandy the largest on Nazi-occupied France on June 6, 1944, exactly 75 years ago on Wednesday and was a turning
This largest seaborne invasion in history, in which several thousands lives were lost, was a turning point in the Second World War resulting in the end of Nazi rule in Europe.
Canadian leaders and students will join members of the Canadian Armed Forces to honour all allied forces who fought in the 11-week Battle of Normandy, including the 50,000 who died. Several dozen Canadian veterans are expected to be there.
At 1:30 p.m., the coverage will shift to Halifax where Canada's biggest commemoration will happen at the Citadel National Historic Site.