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D-Day 80 Anniversary

Residents joined the Mayor, Councillor Natalie Field, councillors and staff for the ceremonial lighting of a Beacon to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings and the reading of The International Tribute. The short ceremony took place at the Jubilee Centre at 9.15pm on Thursday 6th June 2024

Photos from the Beacon Lighting Ceremony

Beacon Lighting Ceremony - The International Tribute

Let us remember those who gave their lives at home and abroad during the D-Day landings, whose sacrifice enables us all to enjoy the peace and freedom we have today.

Let us remember those who came home wounded, physically and mentally, and the friends and family who cared for them.

Let us remember those who returned to restore their relationships and rebuild their working lives after years of conflict and turmoil.

Let us remember the families that lost husbands, wives, sons, daughters and sweethearts.

Let us remember the servicemen and women and merchant seafarers of all faiths and nationalities - from all countries - who fought, suffered and died during the D-Day landings and six years of war.

Let us all remember those in the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force, Merchant Navy, and our Allies - the brave people who kept us safe on the home front and abroad and those in reserved occupations during the difficult time of war.

Let us remember the brave doctors and nurses who cared for the wounded, the men and women who toiled in the fields, the coal mines, the factories and the air raid wardens, police officers, firemen, ambulance drivers and the young people of the Scouts and Guides who all played such a vital role in the war.

Download the International Tribute (Word)

Download the Certificate of Grateful Recognition 6th June 2024 (PDF)