A Candle to Remember

05 June 2019 , 17:30 - 21:00

On 5th June 2019 at 17:30, a candle will be placed beside each grave to commemorate Canadian soldiers who fell while liberating France.

Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

On 5th June 2019 at 17:30, a candle will be placed beside each grave to commemorate Canadian soldiers who fell while liberating France at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. Many of those buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery were men of the 3rd Canadian Division who died either on 6 June or during the early days of the advance towards Caen, when the Division engaged a German battle group formed from the 716th Division and the 21st Panzer Division. The cemetery, designed by P.D. Hepworth, contains 2,048 Second World War burials, the majority Canadian, and 19 of them unidentified.

For more information about the event, please visit: candletoremember.org