Veterans Travel Assistance for D-Day and Normandy Commemoration

veterans-travel-assistanceTo commemorate the historic 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, representatives from the Government of Canada, and Veterans and delegates from participating countries will gather in France for a special week of events, from June 5 – 8, 2014.

On June 6, the Government of Canada signature ceremony will be held at the Juno Beach Centre.

The success achieved in that courageous 1944 campaign was a vital turning point in the Second World War, and is considered a pivotal moment in Canadian history, informing and further solidifying our national character.

Veterans Affairs Canada is offering travel assistance to assist Veterans of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy who wish to attend the 70th anniversary events in France. All Veterans of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy are eligible to apply and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.