Village halls provide the communities of England with ideal locations for local people to take part in the VE Day 75 celebrations taking place over the weekend of the 8th – 10th May 2020, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Town and Parish Councils are taking the lead throughout England in the organisation of local celebrations marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war in Europe on the 8th – 10th May 2020. After six years of fighting, the end of hostilities in Europe were officially announced on the 8th May 1945 by Prime Minister Winston Churchill. That date has since become enshrined in history as VE Day.
VE Day 75, on the weekend of 8th – 10th May 2020, will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions who played such a vital part in achieving it. This includes the Armed Forces personnel from many countries who gave their lives or were physically and mentally injured; the hard-working women and men who kept the factories, mines, shipyards and farms operating throughout the years of turmoil; the ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, firemen, local defence volunteers and many others safeguarded the home front.
SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity – which has been supporting service personnel, veterans and their families since 1885 – are the charity partner for this series of VE Day 75 commemorative events.
To view the planned activities over the 8th-10th May 2020 please visit– www.veday75.org to see the complete overview for this anniversary. It includes:
- The Playing of Battle’s O’er & VE 75 Years
- The ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’
- The ‘Cry for Peace, around the World’
- Churches & cathedrals ‘Ringing out for Peace’
- Street parties and parties in pubs, clubs, Hotels, on town and village greens and in halls etc.
- Services of commemoration and celebration in churches, including the reading of the ‘Tribute to the Millions’ and the playing of the Last Post
If you are a parish, town council or village hall/community building in Berkshire and are running an event to celebrate VEDay75 please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Twitter and Facebook accounts so we can share your news and help publicise it.