80th Anniversary D-Day Commemorations – 6th June at Millbrook War Memorial

Jun 12, 2024 | Community News, Council News

Thank you to Cllr Wood who read the following very moving poem on 6th June at Millbrook War Memorial to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Normandy Landings.

‘Normandy’ by Juno Veteran Cyril Crain 

Come and stand in memory

Of men who fought and died
They gave their lives in Normandy
Remember them with pride.

Soldiers, Airman, sailors
Airborne and marines
Who in civvy life were tailors, butchers, bakers
and men who worked machines.

British and Canadian
And men from USA
Forces from the Commonwealth

They all were there that day
To Juno, Sword and Utah
Beaches of renown

Also Gold and Omaha
That’s where the ramps went down.
The battle raged in Normandy
Many lives were lost
The war must end in victory
And this must be the cost
When my life is over
And I reach the other side
I’ll meet my friends from Normandy
And shake their hands with pride.


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