Canadian officials to mark 75th anniversary of Dieppe raid in France

19 Août, 2017, 21:55 | Author: Marc Bacque
  • Canadian officials to mark 75th anniversary of Dieppe raid in France

Saturday, there is a remembrance ceremony at Dieppe Gardens along Windsor's riverfront to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the raid.

Members of the federal, provincial and municipal government will gather with veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces this afternoon at 2 p.m.to remember the historic event.

On August 19, 1942, nearly 5,000 Canadian soldiers took part in the ill-fated Dieppe Raid on occupied France.

The ceremony will include an artillery salute, the performing of the Last Post followed by two minutes of silence.

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The raid, launched on August 19, 1942, would prove to be the bloodiest single day for Canada's military in the entire war.

Historian Béatrice Richard will also give a talk highlighting the importance of the raid.

Today, I join with all those in Canada and overseas paying tribute to those who fought in the Dieppe Raid.

"We must never forget the awful cost of armed conflict and ensure that future generations remember, lest we repeat the mistakes of the past", Johnston said in a statement.

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