One of the major FREE public attractions will be the 6th June 2019 Parade to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The Parade will be led by Scottish Pipers and drummers alongside the Royal British Legion (Brixham Branch) with representative groups from military and civilian organisations throughout the south-west and further afield. We anticipate representation from allied nations providing colour and variety in the parade.
The Parade will leave the `Man & Boy` statue on the southern quayside at 10.30am and march to Breakwater Beach where an inter-denominational service of commemoration will be held. Our pipers and town-band men and women will provide music for a moving service that marks the sacrifice of all nations in this terrible conflict.
There will be a minutes silence and wreathes will be laid along the breakwater from where so many departed our shore in the cause of our freedom never to return. We will conduct a small service. The traditional hymn `Abide with me` was written and first performed in Brixham and is now a traditional lament recognized the world over in remembrance services.
We also remember in prayer:
We remember the courage of men and women
who resisted evil and stood for justice
We remember those who stand today,
and we ask you watch over them.
Help us to value the freedom won for us.
Help us to use it wisely, gratefully,
and pass it on to generations to come,
as a legacy of peace and hope.
The parade will return to the starting point before dis-banding around 12 noon.
This is a major Public Event mark the 75th Anniversary of D- Day to which the visiting public are welcomed to attend.