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D-Day survivors mark the anniversary in King’s Lynn

A photo of the Tommy statues in front of Greyfriars Tower at night

Published: Thursday, 30th May 2019

To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, on Thursday 6 June, seven surviving members from the borough will lay wreaths in Tower Gardens.

The veterans, who are all in their 90s, come from all branches of the Armed Services and took part in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944.

Cllr Geoff Hipperson, the Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, who will meet the veterans said: “I’m honoured to join these brave men at the War Memorial in Tower Gardens. My father was an RAF pilot so I grew up with a good understanding of how these people fought for our freedom and peace.”

The wreaths will be placed at the war memorial at 11am on Thursday morning.

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