Winnipeg veterans turn out for D-Day anniversary
About 30 people take part in commemoration of Canadians' landing in Normandy
More than two dozen people turned out to commemorate D-Day at an event in Winnipeg's Vimy Ridge Memorial Park Saturday.
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.'"