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Lancashire to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day with special service

Blackburn Cathedral is honoured to announce that there will be a very special county service taking place at 4pm on Sunday 9 June to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

To mark this historic and important occasion, His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Mrs Amanda Parker, and the Bishop of Blackburn, The Right Reverend Philip North, will be joined by members of the Lancashire Lieutenancy, civic dignitaries, veterans, representatives from the Royal British Legion and a wide range of organisations involved with the armed forces. 

Prior to the service, a parade, led by Darwen Brass Band, will be taking place through Blackburn Town Centre which will involve cadets and scouts from organisations across the county.

Honouring all members of the armed forces, who fought valiantly, those who lost their lives, families and communities who grieved for the dead, and welcomed back those who returned, with pride, joy and hope for the future.  Those involved discreetly, yet courageously, behind the scenes in intelligence and logistics, in this country and overseas.

A fitting acknowledgement of bravery, justice and peace.

If anyone would like to attend the service or require further details, please contact the Lancashire Lieutenancy Office, email: