Tag: France

Landing on D-Day’s Beaches

On September 5, 2009, I had the privilege of going on a special one-day tour of all 3 beaches involved in the D-Day Landings – at Omaha Beach (US), Gold Beach (UK) and Juno Beach (Canada). Follow along with me as I share my impressions from this most sacred soil

Vimy Ridge at 100: Canada Rises Up

The steps of the National War Memorial in Ottawa were¬†bathed in the glow of 3,598 candles on Saturday night, April 9, 2017 – each one¬†lit to represent¬†a Canadian soldier killed in the First World War¬†Battle of Vimy Ridge.¬†¬†Canadian Army Cadets then¬†stood¬†guard¬†overnight¬†at our capital city War¬†Memorial¬†to mark the 100th […]

Back to the Beaches…Again

by Calling Out Community, Posted June 6, 2015 71 years ago this morning (June 6, 1944) my Uncle Clayton Cross was on a landing craft with a handful of other prairie boys, crossing the English Channel from the relatively safe British coast, embarking on an adventure into Nazi-occupied […]