Creator(s): Canadian Historical Aircraft Association
On August 19, 2006, veterans of the Essex & Kent Scottish Regiment gathered on the shores of Dieppe to unveil a new memorial commemorating Canada's contribution to what was one of the costliest battles in our history. From inception to installation, The Dieppe Memorial Project tells the story of this magnificent monument, and the stories of the people who gave their talent and time to realize this historic event. It celebrates veterans, family and community members on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean who were able to participate in the dedication ceremonies.
"Just as the casualty figures resulting from that morning on August 19,1942 dramatically touched virtually every family in Windsor, Ontario and Essex County so too did the Dieppe Memorial Project reach out and touch all parts of our communities, permitting through the overwhelming show of support both a closure and an opportunity for an outpouring of appreciation, a symbolic "hand shake" and pat on the back to those who represented our communities so well in harm's way."
"The new memorial is an exceptional testament to the examples of physical courage, sacrifice, devotion to nation and community, selflessness, professionalism and devotion to duty that our citizen soldiers demonstrated to us on 19 August 1942 and by their subsequent actions following the landings in Normandy in 1944."
Lt.-Col. Phil Berthiaume
Dec. 30, 2006