Peterborough City Council will host a ceremony to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

On June 6, Peterborough residents are invited to attend a beacon lighting ceremony, as well as a short service outside of the Town Hall.

The event is being held by the council and the Peterborough Branch of the Royal British Legion.

It will begin at 9:15pm with the nation lighting of a beacon outside of the Town Hall, and will be followed by a Commemorative Service ran by Canon George Rogers.

At the start of the day on June 6, a flag will be raised on the flag poles in Bridge Street. 

A Tribute will be read by the Mayor of Peterborough, Councillor Marco Cereste.

Cllr Cereste said: “This is an important opportunity to mark the historic event and huge sacrifice of those who helped to liberate France all those years ago. It’s essential that we continue to mark occasions such as these, and this commemoration promises to be a fitting way to do just that, so please come along and pay your respects if you can.”

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