Blondin's Beautiful Tribute on D-Day Anniversary

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As tributes are paid in France and across the world on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Blondin Park has managed its own.

I stumbled across this magnificent display of poppies and other wildflowers completely by accident.

It may be that they flowered some time ago but it seemed a most timely and poignant discovery.




French President Francois Hollande led the D-Day 70th anniversary tributes by remembering those who died on a day that "changed the world".

He attended a service near Bayeux with US President Barack Obama, who said the US commitment to liberty was "written in blood" on French beaches.

The Queen laid a wreath at a ceremony nearby.


'Let us this day remember all'




6th June 2014