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US Veterans Remembered

War Memorial Flowers Dorchester 1

9:40am 26th May 2014

Local veterans will pay their respects today for the thousands of US personnel who left Weymouth and Portland for D-Day in 1944.

The annual US Memorial Day ceremony will take place at the American War Memorial on the Esplanade this morning at 11 o'clock.

This year see's the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

St John's Church Curate Daniel Newman will be carrying out the service.

Following the official wreath laying ceremony, association representatives and the general public are invited to lay wreaths.

Matt Ryan, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Head of Tourism and Events said: "Weymouth, Portland and Dorset have a long and proud relationship with the US and allied forces. This important memorial day commemoration provides an opportunity for the borough to pay its respects and strengthen the relationship with our American compatriots".

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