Mayor John Tory, city council members commemorate 75th anniversary of D-Day in Toronto

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    Toronto Mayor John Tory and city council members commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy outside Old City Hall early Thursday morning.The anniversary marks the beginning of the yearlong Battle of Normandy during the Second World War and D-Day, part of Operation Overlord, which was the plan for the liberation of Europe. Many Canadians were part of the Allied Forces’ invasion of Normandy, France, in 1944.Story continues below

    Tory and council members were joined by members of the Consular Corps and the Canadian Armed Forces to welcome veterans, their families and the public to honour those who fought in the Battle of Normandy.READ MORE: D-Day by the hour: A timeline of Operation Overlord in NormandyThe ceremony includes a story from Captain Martin Maxwell, who was one of just a few soldiers to land in Normandy the night before D-Day.Captain Maxwell was of the Glider Pilot Regiment, British 6th Airborne Division. He assisted in capturing the bridges behind enemy lines, which stopped the enemy from sending reinforcements.WATCH: D-Day explained: How Canadians shaped the greatest invasion in military history Mayor John Tory, city council members commemorate 75th anniversary of D-Day in Torontohttps://globalnews.ca/news/5359479/toronto-john-tory-commemorate-d-day-anniversary/