This day in the history
of the Supreme Court of Canada
and in the legal history of Canada
D-Day. (Half-Masting of the Flag in front of the Supreme
Court of Canada building)
Since the end of the First World War, Canadians around the world have taken time to remember the sacrifices and achievements of the men and women who served their country in times of war and peace. In 2004, Canada marks the 60th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. On June 6, 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, and the Canadian Airmen and Sailors were among the first into action. D-Day and the Battle of Normandy was one of Canada's most significant military engagements, which led to the end of the Second World War. Those who fought there, many giving their lives, must be remembered.