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VE Day 8th May


As you are aware all VE day 75th Anniversary celebration get togethers have all been cancelled. But how can we still mark the 8th May?

There is lots taking place on the TV to mark the day.

There is a suggestion that you decorate your home as if we were having a street party there is a toolkit in the link here to show you how. You can also get on your doorstep and sing "We'll meet again" after the Queens address at 9pm.




Some of the content that will be available to mark the day -His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will read an extract from King George VI’s diary from 8 May 1945 Churchill’s famous victory speech will be broadcast as part of BBC special programming. -A national moment of remembrance will take place with a two minute silence as Culture Secretary calls on the public to mark the occasion at home -As part of special BBC programming, extracts from Sir Winston Churchill’s victory speech will recreate the moment peace in Europe was announced 75 years ago at 3pm and the Prime Minister will speak about the importance of VE Day. -The Archbishop of Canterbury will record a special reflection and moment of prayer for VE Day. -Her Majesty The Queen’s 9pm address to the nation will be followed by a national singalong of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’. The public will be encouraged to open their doors and join in with this national moment of celebration. -The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has produced a template pack so that the public can hold a 1940s style afternoon tea party at home complete with homemade VE Day bunting, original recipes, games, and educational and creative activities for children. -Historian and broadcaster Dan Snow will host history lessons for children from Monday 4 May. At 4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Dan will host a History Hit live on YouTube’s Timeline channel that will focus on a different aspect of the Second World War and aim to teach the public about the importance of VE Day. -ancestry.co.uk will be free for the public from Monday 4 May until Sunday 10 May, giving people the opportunity to uncover the personal stories of the Second World War and the roles their families played.

The above information has been taken from the government website



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