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Public invited to attend V-J Day service

Residents are invited to the annual service of thanks and remembrance in Great Yarmouth to mark the anniversary of V-J Day, on Monday, 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.

The ceremony, marking the 77th 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.

The Rev Pauline Simpson of Norfolk is the FEPOW Chaplain and secretary/Welfare Officer for FEPOW will read the FEPOW prayer.

There will be a service of readings, prayers, and hymns, led by the Rev Canon Simon Ward, of Great Yarmouth Minster. Cllr Graham Plant, the mayor of the Great Yarmouth borough will attend and lay a wreath on behalf of the borough.

Cllr Plant 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 06 September 2023

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