Stockport Council supports 80 years since D-Day

6th June 2024 marks 80 years since D-Day, the largest invasion ever to have taken place by sea, land and air – when Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy

Stockport Council supports 80 years since D-Day

Join the Bishop of Stockport and the Stockport Normandy Veterans Association (NVA) Legacy group to pay tribute to those heroes who sacrificed so much to defend freedom.

D-Day Joint Service of Remembrance

Thursday 6 June 2024, from 3pm

Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Wellington Rd S, Stockport, SK3 8AB

The service at the War Memorial Art Gallery will include a video link up with NVA Legacy Group members in Normandy for a short and personal service of Remembrance.
School children are warmly invited to attend and to lay poppies in Remembrance of all Stockport Normandy Veterans at this service.

The event will conclude with a traditional act of Remembrance, including the Last Post and a two-minute silence.

Following the service, light refreshments will be available in the West Gallery.

Flag of Peace

The D-Day 80 Flag of Peace will be raised at 9am on 6 June 2024 and be flown at Stockport Town Hall until 12 June 2024 to mark the legacy of D-Day.

Stockport Normandy Veterans Association Legacy Group Pilgrimage

Between 4 June 2024 and 8 June 2024, the group will also be bringing the commemorations in France to the people of Stockport to honour those who fought and died for freedom. You can follow the group’s pilgrimage by visiting the Stockport NVA Legacy website. During the pilgrimage, the group will visit the 5 Landing Beaches and send live images alongside telling the stories of those who fought, with accompanying archive recordings of those who made that history.

You can also watch pre-recorded messages of six of the children of veterans talking about what going to Normandy meant to their fathers - Stockport Normandy Veterans and Friends YouTube channel