London vets honour those lost during D-Day invasion
It was a solemn day in Victoria Park as veterans and the public marked annual D-Day ceremonies on Sunday.
The day began with the traditional parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Delta Armouries.
Memebers of the 1st Hussars Regiment made their way to the Holy Roller tank in Victoria Park for the Act of Remembrance.
June 6th marked the 71st anniversary of World War II’s D-Day invasion of France.
Meanwhile, Allied veterans and families of their fallen comrades gathered Saturday at the U.S. cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach to mark the 71st anniversary of the D-Day invasion that helped defeat the Nazis in World War II.
Visitors and cadets from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland watched as a bagpipe band paraded at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, amid the thousands of white marble crosses and Stars of David of servicemen and women who lost their lives during the invasion.
The invasion began shortly after midnight on June 6, 1944, with a perilous airborne operation led by paratroopers of the "Screaming Eagles" 101st Airborne and the 82nd Airborne divisions.
At dawn, thousands of Allied troops leaped out of landing craft to storm the beaches under ferocious German attacks.