D-Day

Category: D-Day

As they do every year on November 11, members of the Britannia Yacht Club in Ottawa’s West End remember those who lost their lives in defense of our country. Facing Lac Deschenes, standing bareheaded before the flagpole, they unsuccessfully attempt to shelter against the biting wind while the Sea Cadet bugler plays “Last Post” and the Commodore recites “In Flanders Fields”. If one listens carefully, out on the water, the sound of a World War II flying boat taking off can be heard.
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A Book Full of Memories

Posted on September 3 by Jennifer Maruno

I looked forward to visiting the Normandy coast this July, especially after seeing the amazing D-Day commemorative ceremony on television. World War II played a very big role in my life. My father's friends had all been soldiers, my mother worked in London, England during the blitz. I had Scottish relatives bombed in Glasgow, and unknown relatives buried in war cemeteries in strange sounding places like Kuala Lumpur.