More than two dozen people turned out to commemorate D-Day at an event in Winnipeg's Vimy Ridge Memorial Park Saturday. 

Winnipeg veteran D-Day

Winnipegger Walter Ritchie and his son Jeff, took part in Saturday's commemorative ceremony in Vimy Ridge Memorial Park. Ritchie, 94, was a member of the Canadian Navy and landed on the beach in Normany on D-Day. (Jillian Taylor/CBC)

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Association laid a wreath to mark the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.

Among those who took part were two veterans who were there on D-Day in 1944.

Norm Donogh, 91, who was among those who landed on the beaches that day, took part in the ceremony. 

Walter Ritchie, 94, was there as Canadians landed. He was in the Navy. 

Ritchie said he remembers being on the ship off shore when he heard a loud voice.

"The voice said, 'I'm your commanding officer, Dwight D Eisenhower,'" he said. "'You are on the eve of invading a continent. God bless you all.'"