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Weymouth Town Council to Commemorate US Memorial Day

The annual US Memorial Day ceremony will take place at the Weymouth American War Memorial on Weymouth Esplanade on Monday 27th May at 11am. This year’s event is of special significance as it also commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Many local veterans, association representatives and residents will be present to show their respect for the US personnel who served and died during World War II, and recognise the many thousands of US personnel who left the ports at Weymouth for D-Day in 1944.

Weymouth Town Mayor, Cllr Graham Winter said:

“Weymouth has a long and proud relationship with the US and allied forces. This important Memorial Day commemoration provides an opportunity for the Town to pay its respects and strengthen the relationship with our American compatriots.”

Rev. Philip Elliott will be conducting the service.

Weymouth Town Clerk, Jane Biscombe will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Weymouth and the Town Council. Following the official wreath laying ceremony, association representatives and the general public are invited to lay wreaths.

For further information about this event, please contact Weymouth Town Council Events & Promotions Officer Steve Davies on 07980 730053.