This Friday on VE Day get your flags out and make some bunting to put up whilst you enjoy a picnic from your own garden to honour our heroes past and present!
See also the virtual event Buxton Street By Street has set up – post pinned to top the top of the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/events/858539427965217/ 😀
Please be sure not to congregate and adhere to strict social distancing at all times to protect the vulnerable people in our community #StayHomeSaveLives .https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/plan-your-ve-day-party/
The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day from home.
Join Royal British Legion on Friday 8 May as we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front. As we face some of the most challenging times since the end of the Second World War, now more than ever it is important to unite in recognition of service to the nation, just as communities did 75 years ago.
There are many parallels between the struggles of the Second World War and what we are going through today. We look to our Second World War generation to learn from their experiences, and we continue our work to protect them from the threat we currently face.
With members of the public unable to attend VE Day 75 events, The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity, including:
A live VE Day 75 livestream at 11.15am
National moments of Remembrance and thanksgiving, including a Two Minute Silence
A UK-wide singalong to Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again at 9pm
A VE Day learning pack for children aged 7-14 years
An evening of memories and music in partnership with the BBC from 8pm on BBC One