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On July 10th 1943, Canadian soldiers landed at Pachino, Sicily, marking the beginning of the Sicilian Campaign. While this campaign is little known, “Operation Husky” represented the first independent role for Canadian soldiers in the Second World War. They fought with courage and knocked the pins out of the German defences in Sicily. Their success came at a cost of over 560 men.

In honour of those who fought and those who fell, we are organizing a memorial campaign for the operation’s 70th anniversary. Our campaign begins on the beaches of Pachino on July 10th, 2013 and features two main ceremonies:

July 10th 2013 - Pachino - A commemoration of the Allied landing in Sicily.

July 30th 2013 - Agira - A morning roll call at the Canadian War Cemetery followed in the evening by a re-enactment of the famous concert by the Seaforth Highlanders Pipe Band in the Town Square.

In addition to the ceremonies, a small group of marchers will also re-trace the exact path taken by the 1st Canadian Infantry Division 70 years earlier. This group will conduct a daily ceremony at 11:00 AM honouring each of the fallen on the exact day that they fell.

Please help us keep their memory alive! Join us at our event, spend a day with us in Sicily, fund the project, donate information, subscribe to our blog or enlist your school. There are many ways to help!

Thank you for your support

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