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D-DAY ANNIVERSARY LIGHTING OF THE BEACONS

6 June @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Free

Light the beacon Folkestone Festivals

The 6th of June 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces mounted the largest amphibious invasion the world has ever witnessed. In 1944 Operation Overlord saw over 5,000 ships and landing craft set down more than 130,000 troops on five Normandy beaches in an action that would bring about the liberation of north-west Europe from Nazi occupation.

The bravery and sacrifice of those people in securing the peace and freedom we enjoy today will be observed by the lighting of beacons around the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.

Villages, towns, cities and organisations of all sizes will mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day by lighting a beacon at 9.15pm on 6th June 2024.

The event will begin at 7.30pm on the bandstand on The Leas.

There will be entertainment from local choirs culminating in the lighting of the beacon at 9.15pm.

For more information contact Georgina Wilson on 01303 257946 or e-mail to georgina.wilson@folkestone-tc.gov.uk or check the Folkestone Town Council website and social media pages.

Details

Date:
6 June
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost:
Free

Organiser

Folkestone Town Council
Phone
01303 257946

Venue

Folkestone Leas Bandstand
The Leas Bandstand
Folkestone, Kent CT20 2EB United Kingdom
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Phone
07967345901
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