Veterans, their families, anyone interested in history, or the sacrifices of ordinary young men on an extraordinary moment for the... learn more
There are fewer and fewer veterans of the DDay Landing Beaches to tell their stories, but Canada's Juno Beach Centre introduced us to Jim Parks, who shared his memories of landing on DDay as a young soldier, and why he believes all of us should travel there at least once in a lifetime.
2019 marks 75 years since this pivotal moment in Canadian and Allied history, and for Canadians moved by the sacrifices of our soldiers and fellow Canadians to end WW2, for families looking to provide their children with first hand insight and understanding of why we commemorate every Remembrance Day, for groups of families and friends and service groups who want to stand on the very beach Canadians landed on... this is the time to book a trip to Normandy and Canada's Juno Beach Centre, the only Canadian WW2 museum in Europe.
We encourage you to visit the DDay Landing Beaches in Normandy, walk in the footsteps of those Allied soldiers, and learn about the history of DDay on the very beaches where those history-changing events took place.
These are some of Jim's memories, insights, and his thoughts on visiting the DDay memorials like Juno Beach Centre in Normandy.