As Veterans’ Week 2019 has now come to a close, we turn our attention to another significant anniversary from our country’s military history, the 75th anniversary of Canada’s involvement in the Italian Campaign—one of many key milestones in the lead up to the end of the Second World War.
More than 93,000 Canadians served with the Allied forces during this bitter fight. As they fought their way from Sicily and up the boot of Italy, nearly 6,000 of them were killed. The anniversary is a time for us to come together to honour and remember those who fought selflessly to help secure the freedom and peace that we all enjoy today.
Lest we forget.