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IN PICTURES - Broadway honours D-Day veterans with remembrance services

Evesham Editorial 15th Jun, 2024   0

A VARIETY of events were held in Broadway to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The day began at 8am when the 2nd Broadway Rainbows and Brownies joined Deputy Lord Lieutenant Nicholas Wentworth-Stanley in parading to the Lygon Arms where he read the D-Day 80 Proclamation.

The D-Day Act of Remembrance took place at Broadway War Memorial at 10.50am, including a two-minute silence at 11am.

And at 5pm, there was the Picnic on The Green, with craft and Remembrance activities for all ages.

The church bells rang out in the evening for peace at St Mary’s and St Eadburgha’s churches.

And at 9pm Churches Together in Broadway held a Service of Remembrance, which included the lighting of the Lamp Light of Peace, by the Broadway War Memorial.

The events were organised by Broadway Parish Council to remember the fallen and commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The D-Day Landings on June 6, 1944 were the largest air, naval and land operation in history. Allied forces crossed the English Channel and landed on the coast of Normandy to begin the liberatation of Europe and defeat Nazi Germany in the Second World War.

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