Tom Jones Delivers a Touching Performance of a Song at the D-Day 80th Memorial, Honoring His Grandfather

Today, Sir Tom Jones delivered one of the most poignant performances of his extensive career in Normandy on June 6.

The esteemed Welsh singer performed ‘I Won’t Crumble With You If You Fall’ at the British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The event was attended by King Charles III and Queen Camilla, along with various Western dignitaries, including Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron, all gathered to honor the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Sir Tom’s rendition was exceptionally stirring, leaving the audience deeply moved by his robust vocals, which at 83 years old, affirm his status as one of the finest voices in music. He will celebrate his 84th birthday on June 7.

His personal connection to the event is poignant, as his grandfather, who died in World War One, is buried in France.

Before the event, Tom expressed on social social media: “It is my honour to perform at the very special D-Day 80 event at the British Normandy Memorial on June 6. It is a momentous occasion that reminds us of the limitless sacrifices of that campaign, and it will be beautiful.”

The song ‘I Won’t Crumble With You If You Fall’ is from Tom Jones’s 2021 album, Surrounded by Time.

  • Watch the performance below:

The King described the “remarkable wartime generation” during his speech, saying: “It is with the most profound sense of gratitude that we remember them, and all those that served at that critical time.

“I will never forget the haunting sight and sounds of thousands of figures, proudly marching past into a French sunset on these beaches.”

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