Honouring our D-Day Heroes

Published Wednesday, 5th June 2024

Tomorrow marks the 80th year since the Battle of Normandy.

On the 6th June 1944, tens of thousands of allied forces took part in the largest land, air and sea operation in history. During the dark days of World War 2, the heroism of those who fought for us on D-Day served as a beacon of light and hope.

At 10:30am on the 6th June 2024 the Hartlepool Armed Forces Liaison Group will be commemorating our D-Day Heroes with a service at the Cenotaph. Members of the public are encouraged to join us in paying respects at this service.

This service is an opportunity to remember the courageous and selfless efforts that took place on the beaches of Normandy 80 years ago.

Ceremonial Mayor Councillor Carol Thompson, Leader of the Council Cllr Brenda Harrison, Managing Director Denise McGuckin and Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham Peter Bowes will be laying wreaths as part of the service. They will also be joined by representatives from the regular and reserve forces, ex-service associations, uniformed public services, cadet forces, youth organisations and voluntary services.

Members of the public are welcome to meet at the Cenotaph and join the service which begins at 10:30am.

Managing Director, Denise McGuckin, said “It is an honour to be a part of commemorating the tens of thousands of brave soldiers who fought for us on the beaches of Normandy 80 years ago.

“The sacrifices and bravery of our D-Day heroes must never be forgotten. At this anniversary service we will remember their selfless efforts to secure the freedom we enjoy today. I would encourage all members of the public to join us in paying our respects.”