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2018-09-28 11:06 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Air accidents, Anniversary, Canadian Forces, Deaths and funerals, Military aircraft, Statements by Members,

Accidents aériens, Aéronefs militaires, Anniversaire, Décès et funérailles, Déclarations de députés, Forces canadiennes,

Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, I will be at a ceremony in Saint-Donat to mark the 75th anniversary of the B-24D Liberator Harry crash.

On October 20, 1943, 24 Canadian military personnel returning home from the battlefield died on Black Mountain, which lies between my riding and Joliette. The crash site has become an important historic site in our region. It is the worst tragedy the Royal Canadian Air Force has ever experienced on Canadian soil.

I salute those who watch over the Liberator Harry, and the volunteers who have taken care of the site over the years. I congratulate André Gaudet and everyone who worked with him to organize this commemorative gathering. I am grateful to Héli-Tremblant, which volunteered to transport veterans to the mountaintop by helicopter.

I want to express my sincere respect for the families and descendants of the victims. It is our duty to remember all of the aviators and soldiers who have served our country.

Monsieur le Président, dimanche prochain, j'aurai l'occasion de participer à une cérémonie soulignant le 75e anniversaire de l'écrasement du Liberator Harry, un bombardier B24D, à Saint-Donat.

Située à la frontière de ma circonscription et de celle de Joliette, la montagne Noire a vu périr 24 militaires canadiens qui revenaient des champs de guerre, le 20 octobre 1943, devenant ainsi un lieu historique important dans notre région. Cet événement dramatique demeure la pire tragédie de l'Aviation royale canadienne à survenir en sol canadien.

Je salue les gardiens du Liberator Harry et les bénévoles qui ont entretenu le site au fil des années. Je félicite André Gaudet et ses collaborateurs pour l'organisation de ce rassemblement de commémoration, ainsi qu'Héli-Tremblant qui s'est porté volontaire pour amener des vétérans par hélicoptère au sommet de la montagne.

J'offre mon plus sincère respect aux familles et aux descendants des victimes. Nous avons un devoir de mémoire envers tous les aviateurs et soldats qui ont servi notre pays.

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