Ashington remembered the 75th Anniversary of D-Day as well as bringing to mind those who currently serve in the Armed Forces at a Service held today (6 June).

The well-attended service took place at the Ashington Memorial Garden, on Kenilworth Road, and provided an opportunity for the community to come together to mark the Anniversary as well demonstrating support to those men and women who serve in the armed services.    

The Service was organised by the Ashington Branch of the Royal British Legion, supported by Ashington Town Council, and was led by the Reverend Michael Hedley, from Ashington's Word of Life Wesleyan Reform Church.

Reverend Hedley reminded attendees of the sacrifices made by those who serve in the armed forces including all of their respective families. Those who took part in the D-Day landings, which was the largest seaborne invasion force in history, were also remembered and the service included the poignant hymn Eternal Father Strong To Save which is traditionally associated with seafarers.

The Service was attended by Mr Ian Lavery MP (pictured) as well as Ashington's County & Town Councillors including the Civic Head of Ashington Cllr. Lawrence Henderson.

The Ashington Branch of the Royal British Legion and Ashington Town Council would like to thank all who supported the Service.

Photographs provided by Ashington Camera Club.