While celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe will be different this year, there are still plenty of ways to mark VE Day. Everyone can continue to pay tribute to the Second World War generation whilst staying home and saving lives.
Here’s some ideas to get you started!
Get the bunting out!
Take a look at this tool kit which has some bunting and posters to print out, colouring pages to colour and place in your windows. There are lots of other ideas on how you can celebrate too from music, original recipes to 9 things you should know about VE Day from the English Heritage.
Watch and tune in!
There are lots of things to watch and get involved in as we countdown to the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The Imperial War Museums Victory Hub features fascinating content about the events of the summer of 1945 and beyond, including personal recollections of VE Day and details of Imperial War Musuem’s Voices of War VE Day soundscape
See what to watch and when including Her Majesty the Queen who will send a message to the nation on Friday 8 May at 9pm.
Two minutes silence
At 11am on Friday 8 May, The Royal British Legion are encouraging people across all generations and communities to take part in a national moment of Remembrance and pause for a Two Minute Silence to honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation
Following the two minutes silence, join the Royal British Legion for their VE Day 75 Livestream where they will be sharing stories and memories from those who served and sacrificed during the Second World War, as well as recognising the difficulties people are experiencing today.
Share your stories
Do you have a Second World War or VE Day connection? Why not share your stories or messages of remembrance and family histories on social media using #VEDay75. And don’t forget to mention the Trust @NottsHealthcare, so we see it too!
For more information and ideas visit www.ve-vjday75.gov.uk