VJ Day service to be held at Clacton War Memorial

Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

A service is to be held on Clacton seafront to commemorate the 77th anniversary of VJ Day.

The Service of Remembrance will take place in the Memorial Gardens on Marine Parade West at 11am on Monday, 15 August.

Hosted by the Clacton branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) and supported by Tendring District Council (TDC), standards will be raised and wreaths laid by different groups and organisations.

The service, which is open to the public, will commemorate the end of the Second World War in the Pacific theatre and Victory over Japan.

It will be conducted at the War Memorial by Reverend David Lower, while Tendring District Council (TDC) Chairman Peter Harris will read Psalm 46, verses 1-7.

Councillor Harris said: “I hope that people will join us at this service to remember those who lost their lives during the Second World War in the Far East.”

Last updated on: 10/08/2022 - 08:56