- Published: Thursday, 06 June 2019 15:47
June 6 2019 was a memorable day in Exbury, in Southern Hampshire. The Exbury veterans (from the Second World War) arranged a service in St Katharine's Church, Exbury to mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, an event which heralded the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany. The service was conducted by the Father John Cooper White, Rector of the Beaulieu, Exbury and East Boldre benefice. The sermon was preached by the Rev'd Reg Sweet, and an anthem sung by the Beaulieu Abbey Choir. The large congregation then moved from the Church to a memorial at Exbury Gardens. An introduction was given by Shiela Wise, Chair of the Exbury Veterans Association, followed by the laying of a wreath, and the reading of the poem written by Michael Renyard, and read by Exbury Veteran Marion Loveland. Some pictures of the event can be seen by clicking here.