VE stands for Victory in Europe, and VE Day celebrates 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War II.
Some of the Country’s original VE Day celebrations are now sadly unable to take place. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate from home! There are lots of ideas for different ways residents can join in.
Our Town Crier has risen to the challenge and will be making a special Cry for Peace.
The current schedule is as follows:
11:00 am: Join in the nationwide two minutes silence on your doorstep
2:55 pm: Bugler will play Last Post and Reveille
3:00 pm: Nation’s Toast to Heroes of WW2
3:00 pm: Piper playing Battles O’er and VE Day 75
6.55 pm: Town Crier’s Cry for Peace
Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2
VE Day celebration organisers are encouraging everyone to undertake the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm on the 8th May, from the safety of your own home, stand up and raise a glass of refreshment and undertake the following ‘Toast’: “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”
This toast is an opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today.
Great British Bunting
BBC Radio stations have banded together with a great craft idea. Raid the house for supplies and make some Great British Bunting! A great way to show your pride and honour the men and women of WW2 over this special long weekend.
“You can decorate your bunting with pictures of whatever inspires you, whether it’s those who fought on the frontline or worked hard on the Homefront, or whether it’s a celebration of enduring peace or your own personal hero.”