Normandy veterans honour fallen comrades

Annual Normandy veterans memorial to those who died in the D Day landings at the Rose Gardens (Abbey Gardens)
Annual Normandy veterans memorial to those who died in the D Day landings at the Rose Gardens (Abbey Gardens)
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THE number of Normandy veterans may be dwindling but they were out in full force to pay their respects to those who died on D-Day.

A small group gathered at the rose garden in the Abbey Gardens, in Bury St Edmunds, on Monday, in memory of the Normandy landings and all those soldiers who lost their lives more than 60 years ago.

The Normandy veteran prayer and the First Post marked the memorial of the landings, which took place on June 6 1944.

Patrick Adams, acting head speaker for the Bury St Edmunds Normandy Veterans, said: “It’s nice just to remember the people that couldn’t make it through life. Many people lost their lives.”

The 86-year-old said the service was good even though there were only a few veterans there.

“It was good but we (the veterans) are getting thin on the ground,” said Mr Adams.