REPRESENTING CANADA AND BATTLE RIVER GROUP AT D-DAY IN FRANCE
When journeys in wahkohtowin are started, we never know to which places they will lead or what inspirations they will generate.
In this era where PEACE is on the minds and in the hearts of many, worldwide, D-Day assumes new importance. It is also relevant to the many individuals (women and men) from Battle River Region (indigenous and settler alike) of Alberta who served as nurses, soldiers, chaplains, administrators, providers, doctors, ambulance drivers, seamen, cooks, and so many others. Through our own, regional wahkohtowin and the good will that is pouring out from the 2019 Battle River Lt Governor of Alberta Arts Awards, we are finding new ways to bring people together for peace and inspiration.
Here’s the very good news, indicating yet again how arts flow as stories from our landscape.
Elder Roy Louis and Judy Louis will represent all of us in their acceptance of
the honour to participate in D-Day 2019.
PLEASE TAKE TIME FROM YOUR OWN PLACE AND COMPUTER TO LEARN FROM
THE D-Day Overlord website that presents over 10,000 pages of unpublished stories of veterans, precise explanations of the various military episodes of the Normandy campaign of 1944, maps of operations, many photographs of the time (with the rubric Iconography of the unloading) and current historical sites, reflections on the different films of the landing, a complete bibliography, all the materials used, help for the students…
D-Day Overlord is a real encyclopedia of the landing and the Battle of Normandy, to learn everything and understand all the battles that took place there, the committed soldiers and their equipment.