The goal is to encourage the Facebook generation to honour the sacrifice of the Greatest Generation by changing their Facebook profile photo to the We Will Remember Them logo or to pose with the We Will Remember Them poster, both available for download at www.cotesaintluc.org/WeWillRememberThem.
“Every new generation must remember those who fought to defend Canada and her allies,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “Côte Saint-Luc is a community that remembers its past and honours the veterans who returned to build our community and the memory of those who did not.”
The annual Victory in Europe (V-E) Day commemoration ceremony in Côte Saint-Luc takes place on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2 pm at Veterans Park (on Cavendish Blvd. next to City Hall).
In the event of rain, it will take place next door at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.
The Master of Ceremony will be Frank Levine, a veteran of the Second World War and local Legion president. The event co-chairpersons are councillors Allan J. Levine and Ruth Kovac.
The City of Côte Saint-Luc and the Brigadier Frederick Kisch Branch 97 of the Royal Canadian Legion organize the V-E Day event, which commemorates the victory of the Allies over Nazi Germany.
Victory in Europe (V-E) Day was May 8, 1945, the date when the Second World War Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. The cenotaph at Veterans Park honours the memory of those who gave their lives in the First World War, the Second World War and the Korean War.
The Greatest Generation is a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw to describe the generation who grew up during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in the Second World War, as well as those whose productivity within the war’s home front made a decisive material contribution to the war effort.