“We sent out letters to every municipality where soldiers came from,” Jenna Misener, executive manager of the Juno Beach Centre Association, told CTV Toronto from France. Other cities opted to pay for markers for their soldiers, but Toronto did not.
After sending a letter, Misener said the organization tried to follow up with the mayor, but when the news came in that Ford would be taking a leave of absence, the organization sent letters to every member of city council.
“We did get some response from a couple of councillors, but in the end, really, there wasn’t any action,” Misener said.
The markers will stay on Juno Beach until November 11. Donations for additional markers can still be made through the organization’s website.