Exmouth invited to honour D Day veterans

PEOPLE in Exmouth wishing to honour the D Day veterans in June are invited to lay a wreath at the Phear Park memorial.

PEOPLE in Exmouth wishing to honour the D Day veterans in June are invited to lay a wreath at the Phear Park memorial.

In previous years Exmouth's 531st Tribute Fund organised a service but as the charity disbanded in June 2009, due to chairman Lionel Howell's ill-health and a lack of volunteers willing to take on his role, this year people are asked to leave floral tributes.

Ex-servicemen and individuals are invited to gather at Phear Park on Sunday June 6 at 11am to lay wreaths.

Lionel Howell, of Cheshire Road, said: "We do intend to honour our D Day veterans, as promised. There will be no service but should anyone wish to say a few words, or read a citation, they would be most welcome.


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"Already five groups have asked to be there, or to be represented.

"We hope people will take the time to honour the heroes of Normandy, or send a representative.

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"Regrettably no one came forward to take on the role that the 531st Tribute Fund held for 13 years so we have retained the title for a further five years.

"The fund as it was has now unfortunately disbanded due to the ill health of myself, and lack of volunteers.

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