VJ day service held at Clacton War Memorial

Monday, 15 August, 2022
Veterans and dignitaries at the VJ Day Service at Clacton War Memorial

A service was held at Clacton War Memorial today (Monday, 15 August) to commemorate the 77th anniversary of VJ Day.

The Service of Remembrance, hosted by the Clacton branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) and supported by Tendring District Council (TDC), saw standards on parade as well as wreaths laid by different groups and organisations.

The service, which took place at 11am and was led by Reverend David Lower, commemorated the end of the Second World War in the Pacific theatre of operations and Victory over Japan.

TDC Chairman Peter Harris read Psalm 46, verses 1-7, as part of the service, and said it was a poignant occasion.

“The Far Eastern theatre of conflict during the Second World War was particularly terrible, and it is important that we remember those who fought, and died, in the hope we do not see those horrors repeated again,” Councillor Harris said.

Last updated on: 15/08/2022 - 16:57