Yesterday on the 6th June 2024, the country commemorated the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.

Lambourn stood alongside the nation and at 9.15 pm lit one of the 1,500 beacons that crossed the United Kingdom in celebration of the ‘light of peace’ that emerged out of the darkness of war.

Last night, we all remembered the selfless sacrifice and courage of all those involved. The lighting of the beacon was a fitting tribute to those who gave so much to secure the freedom we all enjoy today.

Lambourn Parish Council would like to thank those of you that attended the commemoration, and a huge thank you to Nicky Henderson for his generosity in hosting the event.

“On the beaches of Normandy, on the seas beyond and in the skies overhead, our armed forces carried out their duty with a humbling sense of resolve and determination, qualities so characteristic of that remarkable wartime generation. Very many of them never came home, they lost their lives on the D-Day landing grounds or in the many battles that followed. It is with the most profound sense of gratitude that we remember them and all those who served at that critical time” – The King, 6 June 2024 at the British Normandy Memorial.

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