25th Oct, 2016

Wychavon remembers end of conflict

Aaron Wise 19th May, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A SPECIAL flag raising ceremony took place outside Pershore’s Civic Centre to remember those who fought in the Second World War.

Wychavon District Council held the event which took place on Friday (May 8) as part of the 70 year anniversary since the end of the Second World War where there was a short service, including a reading of part of the speech made to the nation by former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Everyone who attended the service took part in a two minute silence at 3pm, before Coun Lynne Duffy, chairman of the council, raised the Union flag.

Among those attending the event were the chairman of the Worcestershire branch of the Royal British Legion David Waldron, Droitwich Air Cadets and Coun Paul Middlebrough, leader of Wychavon District Council.

VE Day was celebrated across the district throughout the weekend, where there were temporary road closures in Badsey as two street parties celebrated the special occasion.

Wychavon Managing Director, Jack Hegarty said: “The end of the Second World War in Europe remains a key event in our nation’s history and many people across our district will have played a part in ensuring the Allies’ victory, so we can enjoy the freedoms we do today.

“It’s only right we marked this occasion 70 years on and that we pay tribute to all those who sacrificed so much for us all,” he added.