NEXT week the Daily Echo is paying special tribute to D Day heroes. Friday is the 70th anniversary of the operation that marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War. June 6 1944, saw the launch of the biggest invasion fleet ever assembled. No areas played a bigger role in Operation Overlord than Dorset and Hampshire. Every day next week we’ll be telling the stories, in print and on video, of surviving D Day veterans. That local councils have nothing planned for Friday is at worst a major insult, at best an embarrassing mistake. They still have time to rethink their own Operation Oversight.
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