A message from Normandy Day UK founder, Dennis Davison:
The D-Day Landings were the turning point in World War 2. The price was high, but the consequence of failure could not be contemplated. We must never forget the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces, both then and now, in protecting our security, freedoms and democracy. Most of the Western world has now enjoyed relative peace and security since 1945. That gives me hope that, by seeking to understand others and embracing our differences, armed conflict can be avoided. Long after I’m gone I hope Normandy Day UK continues to bring people from across the generations and nations together in schools and local communities to protect the legacy of D-Day in perpetuity and promote peace and understanding between people of all backgrounds, religions and cultures.