A 100-year-old Canadian D-Day veteran on remembrance, peace and the threat of war

The Canadian Press  05/06/2024  Richard Rohmer is not sentimental when he says, matter-of-factly, that this may be his last D-Day anniversary trip to France. At 100 years old, the Second World War veteran says this 80th anniversary is his last decennial commemoration, and perhaps the last time he makes the trip to France at all. “This is the last one. This is the 80th anniversary and there won’t be any others to follow because we’re running out of people,” he said of the anniversaries marked every 10 years. “But the opportunity to be there for the 80th is an important one to me because I was there for the beginning.” Rohmer is part of a dwindling camp of Canadian veterans who fought in a battle that altered the course of…

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