Juno Beach Centre Association
Virtual Remembrance Day / Juno Beach event - Remembrance Half
Thursday December 31, 2020
Please help us make this year's Virtual Remembrance Day / Juno Beach event in support of Juno Beach Centre Association one of the best ever
I have been a Director of the Board for the Juno Beach Centre Association since 2015, and I am raising funds to help the Juno Beach Centre recover from the impact of Covid-19.
Why is it named the Remembrance 21.1K? The total number of troops that landed on Juno Beach on D-Day was approximately 21,000.
We offer a half-marathon (which is 21.1 kilometres long), in honour of those troops.
My father was one of those soldiers.
Gnr Donald H. Foster, 43rd Battery, 12th Field Regiment, 3rd Division.
On June 23rd 1944 my father wrote a letter to my mother while on the battlefields of Normandy, France:
'I hope to be able to tell them [grandchildren] all about my experiences...'
I will be running so that future generations of Canadians will learn what our veterans did for us.
It is important that we remember those who served in World War II and those who serve today.
I have set a goal to raise $5000. Please consider making a donation to help me achieve my goal.
Thank you for your generous support.
HLCol Don Foster
For more information visit the Virtual Remembrance Day / Juno Beach event website.
Personal Goal: $5,000 Raised: $6,310
The donation period has ended for this fundraiser.