The Village of Islington Times, Summer 2014

In the early, dark hours on June 6, 1944, our Canadian troops along with the other Ally soldiers from other countries
valiantly descended on the sandy shores of Normandy, France. Thousands of Canadians stormed onto Juno Beach being
led by the Third Canadian Infantry Division and supported by the Second Canadian Armoured Brigade among others.
They suffered over 1,000 casualties, including 359 that were killed on that day. Through all this, D-Day helped overturn
Nazi occupation from Western Europe and led the way for the ensuing Allied victory.