VE DAY falls on Friday, May 8th this year and it is the 75th anniversary of the event. On May 8th 1945 Winston Churchill announced the end of the war in Europe.
Warren’s Dad was a young twenty year soldier returning from India by boat when the end of the war in Europe was announced. Within minutes of the announcement, two German U-Boats surfaced behind him to surrender…. his life could have taken a very different path.
Now more than ever we need a reason to come together and celebrate. So with celebrations being different this year, here’s how Lexington Wealth are going to celebrate VE day while in lockdown – and how you can join in too.
Preparing for the day by decorating your house in red, white and blue, and cooking the celebration treats.
The Wroughton Silver Band will be posting a rendition of The Last Post at 1.5 minutes before 11am on their Facebook Channel here.
2 minutes silence on your doorstep
Churchill speech shown on BBC.
Then grab your picnic blankets or garden table and head to your front garden for:
Tea & scones (or coffee & cake)
Dinner and raise your glass to your neighbours
The people’s Celebration on BBC1, followed by The Queen’s Address at 9pm, and then finishing with a national sing-a-long to “We’ll meet again” (lyrics below).
Please remember to follow the social distancing rules.