Walking With The Wounded staff honoured to attend D-Day Lamp Lighting Ceremony in Great Yarmouth

Posted by Press Team

16 May 2024

Expedition | D-Day

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On Monday, May 13th, veterans from across East Anglia, accompanied by guests including staff from Armed Forces charity Walking With The Wounded, gathered at the Minster in Great Yarmouth to honour the memory of those who fought for our freedom during the D-Day landings.

During the ceremony, guests witnessed the ceremonial lighting of the inaugural Lamplight of Peace. This symbolic lamp will embark on a poignant journey across the English Channel, carried by Walking With The Wounded and Challenge The Wild’s D-Day 80 Expedition team, destined for Normandy ahead of the official D-Day commemorations on June 6th.

As the nation prepares to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 6th, 800 beacons and hundreds of Lamplights of Peace will be lit across the UK and beyond, serving as beacons of remembrance and thanks to those who fought during World War Two.

As part of these celebrations, Walking With The Wounded staff and supporters will summit four of the UK’s highest peaks—Snowdon, Ben Nevis, Scarfell, and Slieve Donard—where they will light beacons, adding to the collective light of remembrance.