Wreaths to be laid at town’s VJ Day commemoration event

PUBLISHED: 09:10 13 August 2020 | UPDATED: 09:10 13 August 2020

Kensington Gardens in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes

Kensington Gardens in Lowestoft. Pictures: Mick Howes


Trees will be planted during a special event that commemorates the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

Lowestoft Town Council has organised the remembrance event in Kensington Gardens, Lowestoft from 10.45am on Saturday, August 15 to mark 75 years since Japan surrendered which in effect ended the Second World War.

The VJ Day 75 commemoration event will include a welcome address from the Mayor of Lowestoft, Alan Green, ahead of a parade of veterans.

Bugler, Gemma Eglington, will sound The Last Post before a two-minute silence is observed.

Phillip Turner, the Chairman of the Royal British Legion Lowestoft Branch, will then lead the Kohima Epitaph ahead of an address by the Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk.

Two new cherry trees will be planted in the gardens, before wreaths are laid at the newly planted trees and a closing prayer is read.

A Lowestoft Town Council spokesman said: “People are welcome to observe but must keep to strict social distancing measures.”

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