Watch our livestream of special coverage from Normandy with CBC's chief correspondent, Peter Mansbridge, at 8 a.m. ET.
On June 6, 1944, some 130,000 U.S., British and Canadian troops stormed an 80-kilometre stretch of beaches along the French channel coast to attack hundreds of Nazi troops in concrete fortified gun positions.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be among the dignitaries in attendance, where 18,000 Canadian troops launched their contribution at Juno Beach.
Canada's D-Day tribute to the 359 Canadians who died on the first day of the battle was unveiled Thursday at the Juno Beach Centre. It is comprised of 359 maple tribute markers.
CBC's complete D-Day coverage