THE PRICE OF FREEDOM: June 6, 1944, members of the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Highlanders was ashore on the Nan White Sector of Juno Beach in Bernières-sur-Mer, Normandy. The liberators’ task was made even more difficult by their heavy burdens, which included life preservers, blankets, mess tins, mugs, extra socks, and gas capes. Some carried compasses, map cases, binoculars, and portable radios. Nothing had been overlooked in the months of planning and exercises. Private Danny Darling of "A" Company weighed his equipment in England and found it tipped the scales at 78 pounds without the steel helmet, bicycle or the ration packs.