D-Day 80 

We are very honoured to have led the city in the national D-Day 80 commemoration as people came together to remember the thousands of allied forces who gave their lives to secure peace and freedom.

Thank you to everyone who worked together to stage the events held throughout the day to remember the tens of thousands of allied forces who gave service on D-DAY eighty years ago, and to the many members of the public who took part.

These included Town Crier Lionel Knight who, accompanied by Mayor Cllr Carol Swain and Town Clerk David Rodda, read the D-Day Proclamation on Boscawen Street at 8am.  The Mayor also laid a wreath during the formal wreath laying ceremony which was led by Truro Royal British Legion at 11 am.

The day ended with the Mayor lighting a memorial beacon on High Cross at 9.15 pm to signify the light that emerged from the dreadful darkness of war and reading an international tribute.

“This was a hugely significant anniversary” said Carol Swain.” I am very proud that our city joined cities and countries from across the world to commemorate the bravery of the many thousands of men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our peace and freedom


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