VE Day Celebrations – social distancing

VE Day on 8 May is ordinarily a day of celebrations marking the end of fighting in Europe in World War Two.

After years of hardship people celebrated with family get-togethers and street parties.

This year it’s very different and while we all want to celebrate such a momentous day, we can’t do the things we want to do. It’s our turn to save lives.

If you are planning a garden party keep it to your household and garden only. Talk to your neighbours but

You can also join in with virtual VE Day celebrations, how about:

Pause at 11am for a 2-minute silence to remember those who lost their lives
Watch at 11.15am the Royal British Legion’s live stream

Raise a cup, glass or beaker to the heroes of WW2 in the ‘Nation’s Toast’ at 3pm

Sing along at 9pm with BBC One’s rendition of Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll meet again’

We’ve come so far and achieved so much.

Please respect social distancing to protect the lives of others and celebrate safely