WILBERFORCE, ON- One of the local legions is commemorating the anniversary of D-Day.

All over the country, the hundreds of Royal Canadian Legions are remembering the significance of today in their own way.

The Wilberforce branch tells MyHaliburtonNow.com that they are commemorating the 75th year of Allied forces storming the beaches of Normandy by lowering their flag to half mast.

Many veterans of the Second World War are members of legions in the province.

The invasion on June 6th, 1944 saw an allied invasion of over a million men land in Normandy, France. This ultimately led to the end of the war in Europe.

The Canadian army landed over 21,000 men on Juno Beach. Units of the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division, who took heavy casualties in the first wave by the end of the day succeeded in wresting control of the area from defending German troops.