The 25 pictures that show how proud Norfolk and Suffolk are of our D:Day heroes

D-Day service for Normandy Veterans at Norwich War Memorial. Photo: Steve Adams D-Day service for Normandy Veterans at Norwich War Memorial. Photo: Steve Adams

Saturday, June 7, 2014
10:15 AM

Children stood side by side with veterans as people of all ages gathered to pay their respects to the heroes of D-Day.

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Remembering D-Day.
Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration of the 70th anniversary at St Georges Park in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James BassRemembering D-Day. Service of Thanksgiving and Commemoration of the 70th anniversary at St Georges Park in Great Yarmouth. Picture: James Bass

Services were held across Norfolk and Suffolk to mark the 70th anniversary of the landings on the beaches of Normandy.

In Norwich hundreds of people assembled at the war memorial in front of City Hall. Len Mann, chairman of the Norwich and District branch of the Normandy Veterans Association, read Laurence Binyon’s The Fallen, which was followed by the Last Post and a two-minute silence.

Mr Mann, 89, and Norwich North MP Chloe Smith laid poppy wreaths on the memorial, followed by veterans and schoolchildren from Thurton and Blofield Junior Schools.

There were also services in Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Sheringham.

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