VE Day 75 (Victory in Europe day) is the celebration of when the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. We were really excited for the huge celebration over the whole weekend this year, and we're sad to see that the Plymouth Hoe event has had to be cancelled, an event that many have been looking forward to. But in these current circumstances, safety has to come first.
However, we can still celebrate at home! Make sure to be safe and only celebrate with the family members you live with, but let's not forget them...
At 3pm on 8th May 2020, the official VE Day 75 organisation invite everyone to join in The Nations Toast to the Heroes of WW2. Raise a glass in remembrance of those who gave so much.
Why not have your own themed celebrations? Grab a 1940's recipe to try out, put up the bunting, and even dress for the period if it takes your fancy. Public events have been cancelled, but we don't have to sit in somber, let's remember the many heroes in style.
A Cry for Peace Around the World
Oyez Oyez Oyez
Citizens, one and all, Please join this cry for peace, that you now hear from me.
Remember men & women, old & young, who died to make us free.
The women left at home did not just sit and wait.
They toiled in harsh conditions before dawn to very late.
Factories, farms, other essential jobs, the women were quick at learning.
They worked, some died, to keep the home fires burning.
As we remember this special day, do not forget that every day someone needs your aid,
Do not put away your poppies, letting your memories fade.
Celebrate with the knowledge that VE Day is also a time to remember,
Beyond the solemn wreaths of the 11th of November.
Let’s thank all those who have gone before, with their colours proudly unfurled.
Join us as united we say, “Peace to the world”.
God Save The Queen
"For those that gave so much, We thank you!"