Penryn VJ and VE parade in memory of fallen comrades
4:00pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in News
A parade and church service has marked the VE/VJ Memorial Day in Penryn.
The annual event was organised in remembrance of fallen members of the British Armed Services.
VE Day (Victory of Europe Day) and VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) of 1945, together symbolise the end of World War II.
There were 14 Royal British Legion standard bearers at the service in Penryn, whose flags represented the Cornish branches in attendance.
Breage Silver Band led a parade from Penryn Town Hall over to the Memorial Gardens for a service led by Reverend Ian Froom.
Mary May, Penryn councillor, said: “Luckily the weather kept sunny. There were 80 members of the public who came along to the memorial and there were refreshments at Temperance Hall.
“We also held a raffle in aid of the Penryn branch of the Royal British Legion.”
Also attending the ceremony were the Mayor of Falmouth, Geoffrey Evans, and Paul Bradley, president of the Penryn Royal British Legion.