Veterans march for the last time.
HEADS held high, hundreds of Normandy veterans marched down Whitehall yesterday for their last memorial service in London.
Some bore Normandy Veterans Association (NVA NVA Northern Virginia
NVA Nueva (Spanish: new)
NVA North Vietnamese Army
NVA Nationale Volksarmee (East German Military) ) national and branch standards, others walked proudly alongside former colleagues with sticks, some joined the parade from King Charles Street to the Cenotaph cenotaph
(Greek: “empty tomb”) Monument, sometimes in the form of a tomb, to a person buried elsewhere. Ancient Greek writings tell of many cenotaphs, none of which survives. Existing cenotaphs of this type are found in churches (e.g. in wheelchairs.
An emotional crowd clapped the men as the NVA started its last ever national memorial service in London, 65 years after D-Day.
Organisers say the age of the veterans means holding the service is becoming more and more difficult although veterans are always grateful that they survived to live a long life when so many of their former colleagues died young.
At least two men collapsed during the ceremony on a warm day..
* PROUD: Members of the Normandy Veterans Association are greeted by spectators as they march by after a wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, central London marking the 65th anniversary of the WWII WWII
World War II
WWII World War Two D-Day Landings, in which they fought.