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Halifax's Army Museum set to mark important anniversary

Starting Monday, the Army Museum on Citadel Hill officially opens its doors for the season
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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

Starting Monday, the Army Museum on Citadel Hill officially opens its doors for the season. And in 2019, there are special plans for an important anniversary.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the D-day campaign in Normandy, France.

To help commemorate the date, the museum has partnered with Veterans Affairs Canada and Parks Canada. 

Ken Hynes is the curator of the museum.

He tells NEWS 95.7 it will have new exhibits featuring artifacts from D-day, including an original copy of the operations order for the 3rd Canadian Infantry division's attack on Juno beach, on Jun. 6, 1944.

"We're still working on the case now, and we hope to have it completed by the end of May in time for the lead-up to the 75th anniversary of D-day," explained Hynes.

The original operations order was loaned to the museum by a retired soldier and collector earlier this year.




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