Poole to hold series of events to honour D-day veterans after ‘confusion'

Bournemouth Echo: MAYOR: Cllr Peter Adams, MAYOR: Cllr Peter Adams,

THE mayor of Poole says the town is honouring its D-Day veterans with a series of events.

On Saturday, the Daily Echo reported veterans’ dismay at how little was being done locally to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

Poole council had told the Echo that it would be holding a series of “artist-led events” through its arts and museums service but did not give details of any memorial services.

But the mayor, Cllr Peter Adams, regretted that the Echo had been “misinformed” and said several commemorations were planned.

“We have taken it very seriously and we have a series of events and actions already taken to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the 100th anniversary of the commencement of World War One,” he said.

“They comprise a service on the Quay for veterans. It also involves going out to Old Harry Rocks and laying a wreath on the water.

“We will, later in the year, at a date to be arranged, have a veterans’ celebration in the council that will be a regalia presentation, as well as a tea.

Poppies have been planeted around the town in various locations.

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