Prime Minister to visit Juno Beach today

Fresh off yesterday's commemoration of the heroism of Canadian soldiers at Vimy Ridge during the First World War, Prime Minister

Trudeau heads today to the scene of one of Canada's most iconic moments during the Second World War.

Juno Beach is where, in June 1944, thousands of Canadian soldiers stormed ashore into northern France alongside British and American troops during the invasion of Normandy.

It was a pivotal moment in the war, as the allies were able to establish a beachhead and begin to push the Nazis back to Berlin.

But the Juno Beach gambit also cost 340 Canadian lives in a single day, and another 574 were wounded.