One of the pivotal events of WWII, the Battle of Normandy in 1944 was a massive operation by the Allied forces, commemorated worldwide in 2019 on its 75th anniversary. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is delighted to host Memory Project speaker Darryl Casselman in this online examination of Canada’s role in the battle, which involved thousands of Canadian sailors, soldiers and airmen, according to a release from KFPL dated Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2021.
WO Casselman is a member of the Juno Beach Centre Association as well as an avid amateur historian specializing in Canadian involvement during WWII. He has been a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces for almost 20 years and has led battlefield tours of both Normandy and the Western Front, KFPL said in the release.
In this interactive online presentation for teens and adults, participants will learn about Canada’s role during the Battle of Normandy. The Zoom event will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
Register online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link immediately upon registration but will need to download the latest version of Zoom in advance to whichever device they’ll be using during the presentation.