Name, Rank and …

On the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Prime Minister Trudeau gave a poignant speech at Juno Beach. He paid tribute to the valiant contributions of those who served. In honouring their memory, he even named a few.

Yet, 79 years after the end of the Second World War, we lack access to basic information online naming those who served Canada.

According to Article 17 of the Third Geneva Convention, “Every prisoner of war, when questioned on the subject, is bound to give only his surname, first names and rank, date of birth, and army, regimental, personal or serial number, or failing this, equivalent information.”

Establishing a publicly accessible list or database with such basic information for those who served would aid future generations in connecting with their legacy and perhaps even discovering familial ties.

Will the Federal Government help Canadians remember and honour these heroes, Lest We Forget?


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