Posted: Thu 6th Jun 2024

Gallery: Large crowds turnout to pay respects at D-Day 80th anniversary parade for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

Large crowds turned out in Wrexham today to pay their respects and watch a parade through the city centre to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The procession, led by a military band, set off from St Giles Church shortly after 1pm to march through the city centre streets before arriving at the Bodhyfryd Cenotaph.

The parade brought together flag bearers, members of the church, military representatives, members of Wrexham Council, armed forces veterans, cadets, members of the public, local politicians and prospective parliamentary candidates.

Large crowds gathered across the route, which passed through Hope Street, Queen Street, Lambpit Street and Chester Street before arriving at the Cenotaph.

There attendees had the chance to pay their respect and remember those involved in D-Day and wider conflict.

The ceremony involved prayers, religious readings and wreath laying from a range of organisations and representatives.

It ended with a spontaneous round of applause from the public in tribute to the 80th anniversary commemorations.

More photos can be found below – thanks to Craig Colville on behalf of WCBC for the shots:



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