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June 2014 Wreath Laying JUNO BEACH, Normandy

June 2014 Wreath Laying JUNO BEACH, Normandy

This year in the week of June 6-13 Comrades Berry and Yvonne Swarthoff have laid a wreath on behalf of RCL Branch 005 at the Centre Juno Beach in Normandy.

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During their visit to Normandy this time they did not lay flowers or a wreath with veterans, but together with children of the French school “Ecole Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur” from Senlis (near Paris). Eventually when our beloved veterans have passed on, these youngsters will have to continue this, which is done greatly by the French schools. Many busses with schoolchildren were arriving and leaving often and above all Centre Juno Beach was one of the most visited places.

These children were deeply moved and they said it was an honour for them to be able to do this with our Branch. They even thought they had to pay for it.

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(Thanks to: Berry and Yvonne Swarthoff)