Events are taking place today to mark the Normandy landings on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
A lone piper marked the moment that the first British soldier landed in Normandy on D-Day in 1944 during World War 2.
A lone piper is marking the exact moment the first British soldier landed on Gold Beach in Normandy on D-Day in 1944. Events are taking place in France and the UK today to mark 75 years since the invasion #DDay75 https://t.co/oCfjch2gC7
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 6, 2019
There is now a permanent memorial in Normandy, the first of its kind there, to honour the troops who were under British command on that day. Many of them never returned. We must always remember the huge sacrifices made by so many for our freedom.
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) June 6, 2019
A poignant moment of reflection as we prepare to get the inauguration ceremony underway in honour of the 22,442 men and women who never came home. #LestWeForget #DDay75 #DDay75thAnniversary #NormandyMemorial pic.twitter.com/dAbyEe2CV0
— Normandy Memorial Trust (@normandymtrust) June 6, 2019
Download our charity single by D-Day veteran Jim Radford. ’The Shores of Normandy’ is raising money to build the British Normandy Memorial in memory of the 22,442 who never came home. #DDay75 #NormandyMemorial #GetJimToNumberOne https://t.co/zeIdIsSTGd pic.twitter.com/mGN3sOdFE3
— Normandy Memorial Trust (@normandymtrust) June 5, 2019
75 years ago, as of 0726 this morning, British forces landed in France – as part of the Allied liberation of Western Europe. Yesterday an @RAFBBMF Spitfire flew over Normandy to mark the occasion. #DDay75 pic.twitter.com/ERUaApQJyA
— Royal Air Force (@RoyalAirForce) June 6, 2019
Sunrise at #Arromanches, 75 years to the day since British forces arrived on #GoldBeach. We’re reflecting #DDay75 all morning @GMB. Please join us in thanking our surviving veterans and to think about those who never made it home. pic.twitter.com/DGBfONb9bv
— Richard Gaisford (@richardgaisford) June 6, 2019