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Fulton, London firefighters lay wreaths at churches in memory of WW2 blitz

Fulton firefighters Michael Bainbridge and Daniel Berry lay a wreath on the steps of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury on Wednesday after bells rang in conjunction will bells at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the largest German air raid of World War II.

Fulton firefighters Michael Bainbridge and Daniel Berry lay a wreath on the steps of the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury on Wednesday after bells rang in conjunction will bells at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the largest German air raid of World War II. Photo by Stephanie Backus.

After church bells pealed at the same time in London and Fulton, two Fulton firemen Wednesday afternoon laid a wreath at the entrance to the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton.

It was part of a British-American commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the blitz bombing of London during World War II.

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“Some people don’t even realize that this reconstructed church in Fulton is the same church that was destroyed in London,” Fulton firefighter Michael Bainbridge said.

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