Veterans to attend D-Day landings memorial service at the National Memorial Arboretum, TAXI

When the outbreak of the pandemic required the Taxi Charity to return early from an event with WWII veterans in The Netherlands in March 2020, they never imagined that it would be another fourteen months before the next event for their veterans.

Taxi spoke with Dick Goodwin, Vice President of the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans about what getting together once again will mean to the Taxi Charity volunteers, cabbies and veterans.

After fourteen months under pandemic restrictions what can the veterans look forward to?

Dick: The weekend of the 5th and 6th of June is the 77th anniversary of the WWII D-Day landings. The charity would normally take a group of WWII veterans to Normandy to mark this important date and remember those that didn’t come back. Last year, we were unable to travel to Normandy and unfortunately this year travel restrictions mean travel is still not possible, so we will be attending a service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.