Gallery: Welwyn Garden City pays respects on D-Day

SOLDIERS, dignitaries and members of the public came together on Saturday to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings. At the Howardsgate memorial in WGC, Welwyn Hatfield mayor Kim Langley joined the minute's silence and paid tribute to the

SOLDIERS, dignitaries and members of the public came together on Saturday to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

At the Howardsgate memorial in WGC, Welwyn Hatfield mayor Kim Langley joined the minute's silence and paid tribute to the men who gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Cllr Langley described the service as "very moving".

"We can't forget the sacrifices that were made, not only for our country but for the world," she said.


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Tam Johnson, the standard bearer for the Royal British Legion's WGC branch, said: "We had quite a good turnout, with members of the public showing up as well as the guard of honour, and the weather wasn't too bad either.

"The day went very well, and it was a very nice service by the Rev John Churcher.

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