Watford to commemorate D-Day with flag raising, poem readings, and beacon lighting

Watford's Remembrance Service at Peace War Memorial

Watford will join the nation in commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day on Wednesday 6 June...

The commemorations begin at 11am with a flag raising ceremony. The Lord Lieutenant and representatives will lay wreaths in honour of those who fought on D-Day. School children from Beechfield School will add a special touch by reading a poem written specifically for schools.

Later in the evening, the public is invited to gather at the Museum for the beacon lighting ceremony. The Lord Lieutenant will once again read a proclamation just before 9pm, followed by another reading of the moving D-Day poem. At 9:15pm, the beacon will be lit, symbolising unity and remembrance. The North London Military Wives Choir will then perform a selection of songs to conclude the evening's commemorations.

Additional event on 10 June

On Monday 10 June 2024, you can also join in for a special D-Day celebration with Watford FC CSE Trust! Explore a poignant collection of World War II memorabilia, generously loaned by Watford Museum, and immerse yourself in history. Enjoy live wartime music that will take you back in time, with delicious tea, coffee, and cake.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together, reflect, and honour the brave souls of D-Day. To book your space, please contact: Shona McHale on 07510 593192 or email shona.mchale@watfordfc.com. The event is from 10:30am - 12:30pm in the Sensory Room, Vicarage Road Stadium.


Published: 29th May 2024

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