The British Normandy Memorial records the names of the 22442 people who were killed on D-Day and at the Battle of Normandy. It cost£30m and was designed by British architect Liam O'Connor. Due to Covid restrictions, veterans watched the unveiling via video link. Only a small number of people were able to attend the event in the Normandy town of Ver-sur-Mer, where the memorial is situated. Around 100 veterans unable to travel to Normandy watched a live broadcast from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. At 11:00 BST the Last Post was played, ushering in a two-minute silence. Meanwhile, British and French wreaths were placed in front of the D-Day Wall at the memorial in France as bagpipes played.
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The RAF's Red Arrows and the French Air Force's Patrouille de France aerobatic teams then flew overhead to mark the opening of the memorial.