We must never forget


The three pages dedicated to coverage of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, published in the June 5 edition of KTW, were excellent.

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Some people are unaware that Canada participated in the liberation of Europe or that our soldiers even fought in the Second World War.

Let us never forget.

A small town in France didn’t forget.

Our uncle was in a Lancaster bomber when he was shot down over the town on Aug. 5, 1944, while delivering supplies to resistance.

The town of Plougoumelen still celebrates annually the deaths of the airmen from Canada, Britain, New Zealand and Australia who lost their lives helping France fight the Nazi occupation.

The town is having a special celebration this August and have invited families of the airmen to attend.

Plougoumelen officials have named six streets in town after each airman.

It is amazing that, after all this time, they have not forgotten.

Kathleen Bucher


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