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US Soldiers to be Remembered in Weymouth

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8:09am 24th May 2013

It's US Memorial Day on Monday (27th May) and Weymouth will pay it's respects to US troops in an official wreath laying ceremony.

Thousands of US soldiers left ports at Weymouth and Portland for D-Day, and many served alongside us during WW2.

They'll be remembered at the Weymouth American War memorial on the Esplanade from 11am.

The incoming Mayor of Weymouth & Portland Cllr Ray Banham will be leading the ceremony and laying a wreath on behalf of the borough. He told Wessex FM, "Weymouth and Portland has a long and proud relationship with the US and allied forces. This important commemoration gives the borough an opportunity to pay its respects and strengthen the relationship with our American compatriots."

Cllr, Ian Bruce, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Tourism and Culture brief holder, continued, "The US Memorial Day service is one of the many commemorations the borough hosts through the year to give respect to the troops who fought in the wars and to celebrate all that they have sacrificed for us."

Everyone is invited to attend and lay their own wreaths.

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