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Residents invited to annual V-J Day memorial service

Residents and members of the Great Yarmouth FEPOW community are invited to the annual service of thanks and remembrance in Great Yarmouth to mark the anniversary of V-J Day, on Tuesday, August 15.

Far East Prisoners of War (FEPOW) Memorial at Great Yarmouth Jetty

Victory over Japan Day is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, effectively bringing the war to an end. There is strong local significance for VJ Day because many men from the borough served in the Far East.

The ceremony, marking the 78th anniversary, will take place at the Far East Prisoner of War (FEPOW) Memorial on the Marine Parade. Attendees are asked to arrive at 5.50pm for a 6pm start.

There will be a service of readings and prayers led by Father Tracey Williams. Councillor Penny Carpenter, Mayor of the Great Yarmouth borough, will attend and lay a wreath on behalf of the borough.

The Act of Remembrance will be led by Mrs Pauline Simpson FEPOW Chaplain BEM.

Cllr Carpenter said: "V-J Day is a worldwide day of remembrance for the far east prisoners. This year and every year we invite the public to join us in remembering the price they paid for our freedom."

Last modified on 27 July 2023

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