Widnes service marks 70th anniversary of D-Day landings

Normandy veteran Ron Ball lays a wreath at the cenotaph

Halton MP Derek Twigg and Halton Council leader Clr Rob Polhill pay their respects

Rev Janice Collier leads the service of commemoration

Halton pays tribute to fallen heroes on 70th anniversary of D-Day landings

Halton pays tribute to fallen heroes on 70th anniversary of D-Day landings

Halton pays tribute to fallen heroes on 70th anniversary of D-Day landings

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

CROWDS gathered in Victoria Park, Widnes for a service of commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

War veterans joined church leaders, civic dignitaries and members of the public to pay tribute to fallen heroes.

Halton MP Derek Twigg, Halton Council leader Clr Rob Polhill, former Mayor of Halton Clr Margaret Ratcliffe and many councillors attended the service.

Clr Polhill said: “It was really good that so many people turned out for this important commemoration.

“So many people gave their lives for us, fighting for our freedom. We couldn’t do what we do today, but for them. We have to remember that.”

Normandy veteran Ron Ball laid a wreath at the cenotaph.

The service was led by Rev Janice Collier and organised by Co-operative Funeralcare in Widnes.

 

 

 

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