TIMBER MART Commercial Members Honour Lives Lost
TIMBER MART’s Commercial Members from across Canada visited the Juno Beach Centre in Courseulles-sur-Mer in Normandy, France this fall to honour the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during the Second World War. The group toured the site on September 24 where more than 14,000 Canadian troops landed on D-Day (June 6, 1944) to liberate France from Natzi control. To commemorate their visit, the group not only made a donation to the centre, but will also have a commemorative brick produced in the spring that will be placed on the beach at the Juno Beach Centre’s memorial kiosks.
“Touring such a significant historical site was a humbling experience for us all as Canadians,” says Bernie Owens, president & CEO of TIMBER MART. “We are so proud of our fallen heroes and grateful for their sacrifice, for it is because of them that we are able to live so freely in this beautiful nation we call home.”