World War Two Veterans to be made Citizens of Honour

Veterans of World War 2 from across the region are set to be made Citizens of Honour thanks to a recommendation by Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar.

At a meeting on Wednesday 11th June, Councillor Millar, the outgoing Lord Mayor, will request that servicemen and women from the region be honoured by being admitted to Liverpool city council’s Citizen of Honour roll at Liverpool Town Hall.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar said: “Citizen of Honour is one of the City’s highest honours.

“And in the year we mark the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings I can think of no one more deserving to receive this than those men and women who risked, and lost, their lives during World War 2, for our freedom

“Men and women from across the region were among key personnel in ensuring victory during the Second World War.

“I have been fortunate to meet so many of these wonderful brave veterans, and their families during my term as Lord Mayor and it is vital that we never forget the sacrifices they selflessly made, both at home and abroad, on our behalf.

“The dedication, determination and sheer bravery of those involved in conflict is admirable and I am delighted, on this poignant anniversary, to be recommending they be named Citizens of Honour and their names added to the roll at the Town Hall.”

The names will be added at a special ceremony at the Town Hall later this year. There will also be further information in the coming months on how veterans can put themselves forward.