Great Yarmouth D-Day Service

Council invites people to attend D-Day anniversary service

Great Yarmouth Borough Council invites all residents of Great Yarmouth and surrounding communities to join a special ceremony honouring the historic D-Day landings.

The event will take place on Tuesday, June 6 at 6pm at St Georges Park. Attendees are asked to arrive at 5.50pm for a 6pm start.

The D-Day landings, which occurred on June 6, 1944, were a crucial moment in history, indicating the beginning of the liberation of occupied Europe. The council recognises the importance of honouring the memory of those who fought and paid the ultimate price for freedom during the D-Day landings.

On that date in 1944, nearly 160,000 men from Britain, the Commonwealth and North America landed on the beaches of Normandy, in northern France, at the start of a major offensive against the Germans, during the Second World War. The historic achievement led to the liberation of France and Allied victory in Europe.

The service, led by Father Tracy Williams, of Great Yarmouth Minster, will include a two-minute silence and the singing of the National Anthem. Cllr Penny Carpenter, the Mayor of the Great Yarmouth Borough and a representative from the Royal British Legion will lay wreaths at the Second World War Memorial. Revd Albert Cadmore, the Mayor’s Chaplain will also be in attendance.

The event is organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, in collaboration with the Great Yarmouth Minster and the Great Yarmouth branch of the Royal British Legion.

The Mayor, Cllr Penny Carpenter, said: “This ceremony is an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by previous generations and to express gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy today. Let us unite as a community and ensure that the memory of those who fought on D-Day remains alive and well.”

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