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Council will mark VE Day

May 7, 2015

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council will join in national celebrations for VE Day by lighting its civic headquarters building up in red on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May.

In addition a short beacon lighting ceremony will take place in the grounds of Lagan Valley Island in Lisburn, the Council’s headquarters at 9.32pm this Friday night.  The Mayor, Cllr Thomas Beckett; Elected Members of Council and the Royal British Legion will be in attendance.

The City will join with beacons being lit across towns and cities in the United Kingdom in remembering the sacrifice, courage and determination of those people who fought in World War 2 and the bringing about of peace in Europe.

The Right Worshipful the Mayor said: “It is important that we remember this 70th Anniversary on behalf of those who fought in the War and those thousands of people who worked in industry, in shipyards, in factories or through farming; all in support for the war effort. 

“I am very proud to be Mayor of the new council as we join with towns and cities across the UK in commemorating the significance of VE Day,” he said.