Salford Remembers D-Day

Salford City Council has announced plans to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.
Major commemorations and events are happening across the United Kingdom (UK) and France as 2024 marks 80 years since the historic operation on 6 June 1944, now known as D-Day, which saw the Allied Forces’ invasion of Nazi-occupied France that changed the course of the Second World War in the Allies favour.

The council unveiled plans to hold a special commemorative event which will take place on the front lawns of Salford Civic Centre from 8.30pm until 10pm on Thursday 6 June 2024.
The event will feature a specially commissioned film projected onto the Civic Centre building. This moving image and music show will display magnificent military footage from the era as a fitting tribute to those who served and fought for their country. City leaders will also deliver special sermons and tributes to mark the anniversary as Salford remembers D-Day.
Guests will be able to enjoy a range of food and drink vendors at the event and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs or picnic blankets to sit on and experience what promises to be a very moving commemoration. 

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “On this significant 80th anniversary of the D-day landings, we honour the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought for our freedom. Their courage reminds us of the immense sacrifices made by those that gave their lives and to veterans that survived that day, many of whom have carried the scars of this harrowing battle through the rest of their live.

“I am proud to stand alongside our armed forces community and residents of our great city, joining with the rest of the country to reflect on the legacy of D-Day landings that will never be forgotten.”
The Ceremonial Mayor of the City of Salford, Councillor Tanya Burch said: “This is a very special anniversary and it’s important that we come together as a city to remember all those who fought and gave their lives defending our freedoms. 
Salford’s D-Day event is about recognising the work and sacrifice of our armed forces service personnel and their families and paying tribute to the heroes who fought for liberation 80 years ago.
We can never forget those who sacrificed so much for peace and the pursuit of freedom in the face of tyranny.”
Please join us for this special commemorative event as we come together as a city to remember and commemorate this historic anniversary.
This is a free, community event open to the public.
For further information please visit our D-Day event page.

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