May 10, 2015
Photos: Burnham-On-Sea holds VE Day ceremony at War Memorial

The 70th anniversary of VE Day has been marked in Burnham-On-Sea with a ceremony to honour the 37 residents who died in the Second World War.

Members of Burnham's branch of the Royal British Legion held the special ceremony besides the town's War Memorial, as pictured here.

Reverend Graham Witts, Vicar of Burnham's St Andrew's Church, led the ceremony outside Burnham War Memorial Hospital.

Tony Moore, Legion branch member, laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial next to the names of Burnham's war dead.

Two minutes silence was held and Rev Witts led prayers and the singing of the National Anthem.

This weekend's anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) marks 70 years since the end of the second world war in Europe.

The Royal British Legion, as the national custodian of Remembrance, is leading the nation in marking the commemoration, including hosting a major reception for 2,000 veterans in London.

A wreath was laid next to the names of the 37 who died in WW2

Tony Moore laid a wreath at the Memorial on behalf of the Royal British Legion

Residents gathered to join the special ceremony


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