On June 6, 1944 (D-Day), Canadian serviceman Art Perry landed and fought on
Juno Beach in Normandy, France where the allied forces finally drove back the
German army. On June 6, 2003, the Juno Beach Center was officially opened in
remembrance of those who gave their lives in this historic invasion. Mr. Perry
made the trip back to Juno Beach to take part in the ceremonies and pay respects
to his many fallen friends. The Calgary International Airport Pipe Band honored
this veteran by piping him through the terminal to his airplane.
On November 8, 2007, veteran Art Perry passed away at the age of 87. His son Jim
played with the Calgary International Airport Pipe Band so we got to know Art quite
well over the years. We are deeply saddened by his passing.