US Memorial Service held by Weymouth Town Council
A ceremony to mark US Memorial Day was hosted by the Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Kate Wheller on Monday 29th May.
Members of the public were welcomed at the short wreath laying service at the US Memorial on the seafront which is located adjacent to the Royal Hotel.
Cllr Kate Wheller, Mayor of Weymouth, said, “I felt delighted to have attended this special event which recognises the many thousands of US personnel who left the ports at Weymouth for D-Day in 1944.”
Rev’d Betty Port led the service after Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Kate Wheller opened the memorial service.
The US Memorial is located on The Esplanade adjacent to the Royal Hotel and was unveiled on 3 December 1947. It was rededicated in June 1999 and further renovation work was carried out in 2012 by local stonemasons.
The ceremony was live streamed to Weymouth, Mass, USA, to reinforce the growing links between the two towns. The live stream can be found on Facebook page, “Weymouth to Weymouth.”
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