world : D-Day commemorations across NI and France

world : D-Day commemorations across NI and France
world : D-Day commemorations across NI and France

Wednesday 12 June 2024 10:50 PM

Nafeza 2 world - Events are being held across Northern Ireland and France to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The Royal Irish Regiment (R Irish) took part in a sunrise service on Thursday at Sword Beach in Normandy - the spot where soldiers landed 80 years ago to begin their fight against the occupying German forces.

In Northern Ireland, beacons will be lit in towns and cities at 21:15 BST.

A veterans’ charity will also light one at the top of Slieve Donard to coincide with commemorations at the UK’s other highest peaks.

Buildings will be lit up blue on Thursday night.

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