WWTW to light beacons in commemoration of 80th anniversary of D-Day

Posted by Press Team

30 May 2024

Expedition | D-Day | Beacons

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Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) is set to play a pivotal role in commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th, 2024. Four dedicated teams representing WWTW will ascend four of the UK's highest peaks to light beacons, symbolising remembrance and honouring the sacrifices of all those who served during the historic D-Day campaign.

Selected as the chosen charity for this momentous occasion, the charity will light beacons atop Scafell Pike (England), Yr Wyddfa (Snowdown, Wales), Ben Nevis (Scotland), and Slieve Donard (Northern Ireland). Each team, comprising 8 to 12 individuals, including WWTW staff members, volunteers, and supporters from Sunbelt Rentals and Connect Through Service, will carry a beacon to be lit in memory of the courageous Armed Forces personnel who fought during 'Operation Overlord' in 1944. The beacons will be lit between 9:15pm to 9:45pm, marking a solemn tribute to their bravery and sacrifice.

The WWTW teams will be led by Mountain Leaders provided by Challenge The Wild.

Tony Hulton, CEO of WWTW, stated, "Walking With The Wounded is honoured to stand alongside the nation in remembering the bravery and sacrifice of our Armed Forces personnel during 'Operation Overlord.' This significant anniversary serves as a poignant reminder of the pivotal role played by our servicemen and women in shaping history. It is our privilege to pay tribute to their courage and resilience."

In solidarity with the nationwide commemorations, hundreds of beacons will be lit across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and France.