War Memorial #755 - D-Day 75 - Hardway, Gosport
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This virtual has been set as part of the Virtual Rewards 2.0 series, a limited release of 4000 caches worldwide.
The timing of the release of these rewards has coincided nicely with the WW2 D Day 75 anniversary for the Operation Overlord celebration and remembrance ceremonies that are taking place around Europe and beyond.
My home town of Gosport played a major part in this event and Hardway was one of the main embarkation points where 1000’s of service personnel departed for the Normandy beaches, many never to return, so I feel this is a poignant and timely way to show my respect to those that fought and those that fell in order that we might live in freedom today.
You can read more of the history of this important part of Operation Overlord which took place on 6th June 1944 by clicking on the link below :-
Now For The Cache
At the given location you will find the memorial to Operation Overlord D Day landings please email me through geocaching.com with answers to the following information:-
1. To commemorate which anniversary of D Day was this memorial placed.
2. From what type of structure was this stone removed and what was the cause of the original structure being destroyed.
3. From which city was this stone transported in order to form part of this memorial.
4. What date was the stone dedicated.
5. Who attended the dedication ceremony?
PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD PHOTOGRAPHS OF EITHER OF THE NOTICES REVEALING THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS HOWEVER
PHOTO’S OF THE MEMORIAL AND OR YOURSELF WITH YOUR GPS WOULD BE WELCOME
If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Just-us-Two know first at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can keep track of the memorial numbers and names to avoid any duplication.
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