Canada Remembers the Dieppe Raid
DIEPPE, France, - His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today honoured those who fought and those who died in the Dieppe Raid. They attended a ceremony at Canada Memorial Square in Dieppe, France, just above the beaches where Canadian soldiers landed 70 years ago.
“Today, communities across our country and in France will pay tribute to the brave Canadians who landed on the beaches of Dieppe 70 years ago,” said Minister Blaney. “Our mission is to ensure that their sacrifices are never forgotten. Our Government will ensure that the torch of remembrance is passed on to our younger generations.”