Planning Operation: D-Day80 Staff & Veteran BBQ…

22nd May 2024


The planning is well underway for operation: Acres D-Day 80 Staff BBQ…

Our BBQ event is just one of many events we do throughout the year as an act of Remembrance or to raise awareness/ support the Armed Forces. Can you can see some of the ways we support the Armed Forces here. and why it’s great to be an employee at Acres here.  If you would like Acres to be a supplier to your business, read more here. 

This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. On June 6, 1944, the world witnessed the largest seaborne invasion in history, known as D-Day. This significant event involved a meticulously coordinated assault by Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy, France. Alongside the intense seaborne landings, a series of daring airborne operations were conducted to secure key positions inland. Together, these efforts marked the beginning of the liberation of France and Western Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.

The D-Day landings were a turning point in the war, showcasing extraordinary bravery, strategic planning, and international cooperation. Thousands of soldiers, sailors, and airmen from the Allied nations faced formidable defences and immense challenges, demonstrating unparalleled courage and determination. The success of this operation paved the way for the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany and the restoration of peace in Europe.

Acres Engineering honours the service and sacrifice of the D-Day generation. We remember and pay tribute to the valor of those who fought and the resilience of those who supported the war effort. Their legacy of bravery and dedication continues to inspire us today, reminding us of the cost of freedom and the enduring spirit of unity and perseverance.


Why is it important to remember D Day?

  1. Historical Significance: D-Day was a pivotal moment in World War II. The successful landings on June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. It was a crucial step in the liberation of occupied Europe and helped to bring about the eventual Allied victory.
  2. Sacrifice and Valor: Thousands of soldiers from the Allied nations risked and gave their lives during the invasion. Remembering D-Day honors their bravery, sacrifice, and the immense cost of the operation in human terms. It ensures that their courage and dedication are not forgotten.
  3. Lessons Learned: Reflecting on D-Day helps us understand the complexities of war, the importance of strategic planning, and the consequences of global conflict. It provides valuable lessons on the importance of international cooperation, leadership, and the impact of military actions on history.
  4. Preservation of Peace: By remembering the events of D-Day, we are reminded of the horrors of war and the importance of striving for peace. It underscores the need to prevent future conflicts through diplomacy, dialogue, and cooperation among nations.
  5. Inspiration for Future Generations: The stories of heroism and resilience from D-Day serve as an inspiration for future generations. They teach the values of courage, sacrifice, and the willingness to fight for freedom and justice.
  6. National and Cultural Identity: For many countries involved, D-Day is a significant part of their national history and cultural identity. Commemorating this day helps to strengthen national pride and foster a sense of shared heritage and collective memory.


The RBL will be hosting a service of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum on 6 June 2024, at 2 pm to commemorate 80 years since the iconic D-Day landings.

  • Date and time: 6 June 2024, at 2pm
  • Location: National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire UK

Alongside the service, the RBL will be welcoming eligible D-Day and Normandy veterans and their families in a dedicated VIP area.

The Arboretum will be open to the public as normal on Thursday 6 June, and visitors will be welcome to watch the D-Day 80 Service of Remembrance in the grounds. Visit the NMA D-Day 80 page or call 01283 245 100 for further information.



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