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440 Productions Supports The Establishment Of Veterans’ Day In England June 27, 2006 Veterans Day in England is June 27th Veterans' Day An annual day has been designated to honour UK veterans. Former servicemen and women are to be honoured on June 27th every year at a series of ceremonies across the UK, it has been announced. Chancellor Gordon Brown, who announced the plans for the annual event, said the aim was to ensure the contribution of veterans was "never forgotten". “The commemorative day will be a permanent extension of Veterans Awareness Week which was held for the first time last year”, a Ministry of Defence spokesman said. 440 Productions Association performed in England during the inaugural Veterans’ Awareness Week in 2005. In Deal, Kent ‘Time to Remember A Tribute to the Men and Women of WWII’ was presented as part of Deal’s commemorations marking the 60th Anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe during England’s inaugural Veterans Awareness Week from July 2nd to the 10th. The week was significant as it fell midway between VE Day and VJ Day. The performances were held July 4th and 5th at the Astor Theatre Arts Centre in Deal in partnership with the Downs Branch of the Royal British Legion. “It is encouraging to see that the efforts and initiatives of remembrance that came from Veterans Awareness Week will continue with the establishment of a special day for Veterans across the UK”, Glen Gaudet from 440 said.
440 Productions Supports The Establishment Of Veterans’ Day In England