On June 6, 1944, soldiers from the Allied Armies, including 14,000 young Canadians, stormed the coast of Normandy in an assault that would become known as D-Day: a key turning point in the battle for Europe and the ultimate defeat of Nazi Germany.

Among those who engaged in the battle were members of the Regina Rifles and, on Thursday night, veterans gathered to honour the courage and sacrifices of their comrades.

Harold Hague and Chan Katzman, both veterans of the D-Day battle, shared their memories with CBC News.

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