Marking VE Day anniversary online

Friday is the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and marks the end of World War II.

This could be the last memorable milestone when we remember those brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for the country and our freedom while some of them are still with us.

But as we celebrate with them, we also find ourselves in a battle with a very different enemy, that of Coronavirus. In this fight it is our NHS staff, our Care workers and essential workers who are leading the charge to beat the pandemic and with our staunch community spirit, it’s a battle that we’ll win.

With people no longer able to attend physical commemoration events because of the travel restrictions, a series of online and virtual activities have been organised. Live streams, war poetry, stories, and a huge UK-wide rendition of Vera Lynn’s ‘ We’ll Meet Again’ are amongst the activities.

Following the two minute silence, at 11am on Friday, which I would encourage people to do, there is also a VE Day 75 livestream, sharing stories and memories from those who served during the Second World War. Our libraries service will also be joining in with war poetry readings, e-book recommendations, sharing of old photos and memories and chat on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

While it will be sad not to be able to attend physical events, there is plenty happening online and I would urge people to take some time to pay tribute to those brave men and women who fought for freedom from the Nazi tyranny in the second world war and sacrificed their lives for our country and our freedom.

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