Friday, 8 May 2020

VE Day 75th Anniversay 2020

In these weird unprecedented times of a Worldwide Pandemic, people have tried their best and risen to the occasion to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe.

Today marks 75 years since VE day and as the United Kingdom and its Allies remember the end of the war it is usually celebrated with street parties, community gatherings and acknowledgement from the Armed Forces.

The outbreak of Covid-19 Corona Virus across the world has meant that there wont be street parties as we know them, no parades and no concerts. However there will be plenty going on.

On Facebook and other social media platforms - communities have posted how they will celebrate - with houses decked out in Patriotic livery, flags and bunting, cream teas held in back gardens in what has recently been fantastic weather and other imaginative ways and means.

A 2 minutes silence will/has took place at 11am and the Red Arrows will/Have been flying across parts of the UK in a special flypast.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be addressing the nation at 9pm and then a singalong will take place of Vera Lynn's We'll meet again, which has once again become an anthem of hope and as ingrained into the British physche as the regular Thursday night clap for the NHS/Keyworkers during this Pandemic.

Stay Safe, Stay Home, And we will meet again friends.