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Branch 60 was proud to participate in the Burlington Performing Arts Centre event, Burlington Remembers Juno 75, on May 6, 2019.

Because Burlington featured significantly in the creation of the Juno Beach Centre, and to honour veterans and all who served in the war, some Burlington residents including members of City council will be attending the June 6th ceremonies at Juno Beach.  Unfortunately, most Burlington veterans of the D-Day landings are not physically able to make the journey to Juno Beach.  The City, therefore,  decided to provide Burlington residents the opportunity to honour and remember those who served in that terrible, but turning-point battle. 

The Branch Colour Guard was featured prominently at Burlington Remembers Juno 75. Members marched-on-the-Colours along the audience aisle and onto the stage at the beginning of the event. In the YouTube video link below, you will see them proudly represent the Branch, veterans and all Canadians who have served in wars for freedoms of others, for peace-keeping missions, and in the protection of our country.

Branch 60 member Bob Ankrett (Government Liasion), was emcee for the evening and contributed significantly to the creation of the event.  Member David Stempin (of Burlington's Drury Lane Theatre's Mr. Chairman fame) played a role in the performance. The City produced a video of the event. You can view it by clicking on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=7A8O2L4XN6k

Plus, enjoy this news story about the event from InsideHalton.com: https://www.insidehalton.com/community-story/9341816-the-surprising-connection-between-burlington-and-juno-beach/

 


 Updated: May 16, 2019
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