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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Goderich Vet in France For D-Day

Goderich | by Fred Wallace  

97 year old Bill Anderson is one of 43 veterans who will be going on the trip.

June 6th is the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The Normandy landings were conducted on Tuesday June 6th, 1944 as the Allied invasion of Normandy in World War II was staged.

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a large number of Canadian veterans will be going to France.

Among them is 97 year old Bill Anderson of Goderich.

Anderson will be one of 43 veterans who will be going on the trip to mark the historic anniversary.

During the course of the year, Anderson admits that June 6th has always been a significant day of memory.

For his service in World War II, Anderson received a number of medals.

He says he wears the medals proudly, primarily to honour those who died in the Second World War and can no longer be a part of such ceremonies and events.

Anderson relates his memories of World War II are extremely bitter-sweet.

He states he maintains wonderful memories of the people he served with, but those memories are often clouded by the reality of the toll war time took on his colleagues & Canadian soldiers.

 

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