The 75th anniversary of VE day will be one many will remember for years to come. Sadly, not because of the rip-roaring street parties but for many different reasons. Due to COVID-19, all celebrations have been cancelled but that doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate in different ways.
“In these difficult times, acts of remembrance are even more poignant and I am sure that millions will want to join me to remember and give thanks to those who gave so much to secure peace, freedom and prosperity in Europe.” - Oliver Dowden, Culture Secretary.
Here are some safe ways to celebrate. Why not let us know what you’ll be doing in the comments below?
- At 11.00am - pause for the 2 minutes' silence as BBC One mark a moment of remembrance in which we can all pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in WWII. What to watch on VE Day – TV schedule to celebrate the 75th anniversary Radio Times
- Why not explore the 75 VE Day website for ways everyone can continue to pay tribute to the Second World War generation on VE Day from home, while we #StayHomeSaveLives. This great website gives you everything from first-hand veterans' stories to baking ideas, bunting and creative suggestions
- Pour yourself a long drink or a nice cup of tea and watch Her Majesty The Queen address the nation at 9.00 pm, the exact moment her father, King George VI, gave the radio address back in 1945. The programme will include the Queen’s address as well as excerpts from Churchill’s historical victory speech.
- The English Heritage website has some brilliant ideas in their Home pack including lyrics to war songs including The Lambeth Walk and White Cliffs Of Dover, learn how to Lindy Hop and some great recipes www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/inspire-me/ve-day
- Lastly there's nothing better than sitting back with a nice cup of Cocoa to watch a good film. Why not try one of our favourite: Carve Her Name With Pride - Full Free film
Let us know your ideas to celebrate The 75th Anniversary of VE Day in the comments below.