It was an excellent initiative by Portsmouth City Council to mark Remembrance Sunday by providing free access to the D-Day Museum in Southsea today.
The D-Day Museum is very dear to my heart as my late Grandfather was a veteran of world war two and one of the thousands of soldiers born and bred in Southsea who arrived on the Normandy beaches in June 1945. A book in the museum captures the stories of some of the veterans, and it felt fitting to pay the museum a visit this afternoon on Remembrance Sunday to look at the exhibits, and see the book (below) again.
The museum is receiving significant investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund – with a grant of £4.1m – so that future generations can learn about this important historic events and how it led to the liberation of mainland Europe.
If you haven’t visited the museum for a while, or never before, be sure to pay it a visit!