Council announce D-Day event schedule

By Chloe Brewster

15th May 2024 | Local News

This year marks 80-years since D-Day. (Photo: MTC)
This year marks 80-years since D-Day. (Photo: MTC)

Maldon Town Council has invited residents to join them in commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day, a pivotal moment in World War II.

D-Day is the day in World War II in 1944 on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.

 There will be a number of events held to honour the sacrifices made by those who fought on D-Day and in the liberation of Europe:

8.00 am – D-Day 80 Proclamation

Maldon Town Mayor, Cllr Andrew Lay, will be reading the D-Day 80 Proclamation from the balcony of Moot Hall.

6.30 pm – Ringing Out for Peace

The Council invites local churches to join others across the country, by ringing their bells at 6.30pm.

8.45 pm – The Commemoration Event

Join the commemoration event taking place at Maldon Promenade Park, as organised by Maldon District Council, which will include the Lamp Light of Peace and International Tribute.

Read more about this event, here.

Maldon Town Mayor, Cllr Andrew Lay, said: "Maldon Town Council is committed to keeping the memory of D-Day alive for future generations. 

"We encourage everyone to join us in these commemorations and pay their respects to those who fought for our freedom."


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