Chairman of Dover District Council, Cllr Bernard Butcher, with the Kent Branch of the Merchant Navy Association, is organising a special service for Merchant Navy Day and to unveil the Dover Merchant Navy War Memorial on Dover seafront at 11am on Wednesday 3 September, and all are welcome to attend.
The service begins at 11am at Marine Parade and will include a parade of standard bearers, the unveiling and dedication of the Dover Merchant Navy War Memorial, and a wreath-laying ceremony. There will be an address from the Chairman of the Kent Branch of the Merchant Navy Association, Mr Donald Hunter, and a closing address by the Chairman of Dover District Council.
The Merchant Navy War Memorial was funded by donations to the Dover and District Merchant Navy Memorial Fund in remembrance of the Merchant Navy Seamen who lost their lives in World War II.
For more information on Merchant Navy Day and the unveiling of the Memorial, you can call the Secretary to the Chairman at Dover District Council on 01304 872003.