The commemoration and celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the WWII victory in Europe will take place despite the Coronavirus -Covid 19 restrictions. Whilst maintaining the ‘social distancing rules’, there are several ways in which we can participate as a community. Here are some ideas.

Acts of Remembrance Friday 8th May

  • At 11am there will be national moment of remembrance and a two minute silence.
  • At 3pm there will be ‘The Nations toast to the Heroes of WW2 ‘- people are encouraged to raise a glass and whilst standing say ‘To those who gave so much, we thank you’. (this will be televised starting at 2.45pm)
  • At 9pm Her Majesty the Queen will address the nation on BBC1 –at exactly the same time as her father King George VI gave his radio address. This will be followed by a national singalong of Dame Vera Lynn’s “We’ll Meet Again – you are encouraged to ‘open your doors and join the singing’

Themed Activities and perhaps some Fun – plan ahead!

  • Make some ‘Themed Bunting’ with your children
  • Have a 1940’s indoor tea party at home – genuine recipes!
  • Educational and Creative Activities for Children
  • All available at https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/toolkit/

Alternatively checkout the English Heritage website and put together your own celebrations, all can be done at home. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/ve-day

South Somerset District Council have also created lots of VE Day related activities for families to prepare at home https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/life-events/coronavirus-support/family-activities/

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