D-Day 80 – 6th June 2024

D-Day 80 – 6th June 2024


Please see below, if you would like to take part in this event please get in touch communityevents@ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk


D-DAY 80 poster for Ecclesfield Parish Council to be hosted Thursday 6th June 2024 in Ecclesfield park



Updated 16th October 2023


d-day certificate





Updated 28th September 2023 – Letter from Bruno Peek, Pageantmaster:


D-Day official logo



The 6th 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 around 4,000 ships and landing craft set down about 132,500 troops on five Normandy beaches in an action that would bring about the liberation of north-west Europe from Nazi occupation.

Town & parish councils are encouraged to join with their local communities to take part in the D-Day 80 event by lighting a Beacon at 9:15pm on 6th June 2024. The beacon represents the ‘light of peace’ that emerged from the darkness of war.

The Guide, along with the official logo for the event, and the Certificate of Grateful Recognition, can be downloaded from the D-Day website, here.

A working group within the parish will be meeting soon to plan a community event which will commemorate one of the most momentous achievements in living memory.