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June 2024

Cofton Park Manor Residents Pay Their Respects On D-Day

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Residents at Cofton Park Manor joined many millions of people when they remembered the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare.

The team at Cofton Park Manor laid on entertainment as well as a special tea to mark the famous D-Day landings at Normandy in 1944.

And residents were joined by family and friends for their tribute day which included a Reminiscence Show performed by Northeast Productions Company.

D Day cake

Resident Mary Moulson, aged 95 said:

“I remember seeing the soldiers going off to defend our country all of those years ago.”

Regional Community Relations Lead Wendy Sibley everyone was incredibly moved by the television coverage and of watching the veterans visit the beaches at Normandy, alongside politicians.

She added:

“It was amazing to see veterans visit Normandy, 80 years on. There are so few of them left and it is a privilege to hear them speak about their experiences.

“It is very important we have these commemorative days and events, to remember those who fought to bravely so that we may enjoy the freedoms we have today.”

D Day play

More than 150,000 troops landed on the five beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The Allies used more than 5,000 ships and it marked the start of a long campaign in north-west Europe, which eventually led to the end of the Second World War.