Suffolk memorial for Dunkirk veterans

A memorial bench has been unveiled in Bury St Edmunds to remember Dunkirk veterans.

93-year-old George Emmett from the Royal British Legion in Bury St Edmunds was chosen to cut the ribbon in a special opening ceremony. Mr Emmett is thought to be the last known survivor of Dunkirk in the town.

The new bench is in the Appleby Rose Gardens and replaces an older one that became damaged. The original was purchased back in 2000 with funds from the Dunkirk Veterans Association.

Now St Edmundsbury Council and an anonymous benefactor have kindly donated the new bench.

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