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Poignant ceremony to mark D-Day

22 May 2024

The service and sacrifice of those who took part in the D-Day Landings will be remembered at a poignant event in Peterborough next month.

Residents are invited to attend a beacon lighting ceremony and short service outside the Town Hall to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The event will be held on Thursday 6 June at 9.15pm by Peterborough City Council in conjunction with the Peterborough Branch of the Royal British Legion.

It will begin with the national lighting of a beacon outside of the Town Hall, followed by a Commemorative service.

The service will be run by Canon George Rogers, with a Tribute to be read by the Mayor of Peterborough Councillor Marco Cereste.

Cllr Cereste said: “This is an important opportunity to mark the historic event and huge sacrifice of those who helped to liberate France all those years ago. It’s essential that we continue to mark occasions such as these, and this commemoration promises to be a fitting way to do just that, so please come along and pay your respects if you can.”

At the start of the day on Thursday 6 June a flag will be raised on the flag poles in Bridge Street in memory of this anniversary.