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Lyme Regis to be transformed for D-Day anniversary
12:00pm Friday 9th May 2014 in News
LYME REGIS will transform into a town of flags, memories and community spirit to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in June.
From June 6 to June 8, the town will link with the USA to honour local servicemen who fought in the invasion of Normandy.
A three-day programme of events has been organised in conjunction with the US 16th Infantry Regiment, which was based in Lyme during the preparations for the Normandy landings in 1944.
An independent committee has been meeting once a month for the past nine months to finalise and discuss plans.
The Lyme commemorations will start with an outdoor service on the cliffs at dawn on June 6 and will finish with a full civic march and service on the seafront on June 8.
The march with the full town band will be led by the mayor of Lyme Regis and all 46 branches of the British Legion in Dorset have been asked to send a standard-bearer to the civic march.
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