As I write, the bugle sounds in commemoration yet again, as veterans & gratefulcitizensgather at Juno beach to honour those who served the cause of peace & freedom.
We will remember them.
You know, our world can be a nasty place, yet we need to take time out to acknowledge those that work to make it a better world & in it somehow be inspired ourselves, to do what we can for the common good worldwide.
Where might you find inspiration today?…
What might you do?…
What might we all do?…
Hope, peace, joy, love….may it be so increasingly, this day & always, throughout the whole wide world.
Laval police find kidnapped 8-year-old girl,
unharmed but tied up in a car
An eight-year-old girl who was
kidnapped on her way to school in Laval Tuesday morning was found unharmed
an hour and a half later by police, as local authorities were preparing to
issue an Amber Alert.
A 54-year-old woman, whom police
say is known to the child’s family, was arrested and is expected in court
on Wednesday to face charges of kidnapping, forcible confinement and
wearing a disguise to commit a crime.
The child was taken around 7
a.m., when police say a woman wearing a wig and dark glasses drove
alongside the girl and, showing her a puppy, tried to get the child to
enter the vehicle. Police allege that when that approach failed, she forced
the child into the vehicle and sped off.
School authorities called the
child’s mother to say her daughter had not shown up for class. The mother
Laval police said they were on
the verge of issuing an Amber Alert, which would have informed police
forces and news outlets across the country of the child’s disappearance,
when they received a tip.
That information led to the
interception of the vehicle by municipal police on the South Shore as it
drove through Beloeil. The child was found on the car seat, tied up but
otherwise physically unharmed.
Police learned afterward that a
family dispute seems to have been at the origin of the incident.
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Le Chevalier grew up in the French coastal village of Bernières-sur-Mer in Normandy, on what is now Juno Beach. She and her family spent four years living under Nazi occupation.
“It was not easy to live, particularly because food was difficult to get,” she says.
The Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France 75 years ago marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War. But that victory came at a great cost, including to the French population in Normandy. By the time the sun set on D-Day, around 2,500 French civilians had been killed, some caught in the crossfire of Allied bombs.
Le Chevalier and other surviving French civilians who endured occupation and liberation are now sharing their stories as part of a new exhibition called In Their Footsteps. It was organised by the Juno Beach Centre, a museum in Normandy dedicated to the 14,000 Canadian soldiers who fought on D-Day.
“The Canadians who came to liberate Juno Beach didn’t come to liberate rocks — they came to liberate people,” says Nathalie Worthington, director of the Juno Beach Centre. “There were people living here; you had families who had children. And they’ve experienced all the traumas of German occupation and then the traumas of liberation.”
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