D-Day service held at St George’s Park in Yarmouth

D-Day service in Great Yarmouth

D-Day service in Great Yarmouth - Credit: Archant

A service of remembrance was held at St George’s Park to mark the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Local dignitaries, veterans and members of the public gathered at the park in Great Yarmouth this evening.

The service was led by the Rev Canon Chris Terry, of Great Yarmouth minster.

A parade of ex-servicemen and cadets made the march from Christchurch into St George’s Park just before 6pm on June 6.

As they passed through the Market Place, shoppers stopped to take pictures, and applaud them on their way.

There was a service of readings, prayers and hymns which were performed by the Kohima Epitaph, before a rousing rendition of the national anthem.

Great Yarmouth mayor, councillor Malcolm Bird, laid the first wreath of poppies at the memorial.

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He said: “It has been a privilege to meet some of the veterans today who are some of the only ones in the county.

“It is not a milestone anniversary year for D-Day, but it remains just as important to honour and remember those who sacrificed so much during the Second World War.”