Today, 6 June, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The charity Remembered launched the There But Not There’s D-Day 75 campaign last month to help community groups, public bodies, offices, schools and councils across the UK mark this anniversary, by hosting a Bootprint installation. Thame Town Council purchased 12 bootprint stickers as part of this campaign which have now been installed at the War Memorials in Thame and Moreton .
The bootprints commemorate those who died on D-Day and the ensuing battle of Normandy, as well as those who have died in subsequent conflicts. They are made by veterans and any profits from the commemorative D-Day Bootprint help support veterans today to ensure that the sacrifices of our servicemen and women are never forgotten. The bootprints are biodegradable and compostable.
This follows the 2018 commemorations when the UK came together to remember those who died in the First World War by hosting Tommies and silhouette installations. Thame’s Tommy still stands proud within the memorial gardens as a reminder to all.