Rob Roberts the Member of Parliament for Delyn reminds people they can still take part in revised events to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday (8th May), even during lockdown.
Many local and national events were planned to mark the end of hostilities in Europe at the end of the Second World War but they have been cancelled as the country deals with Covid-19 pandemic.
There are many alternative celebrations now planned and there is a wide range of commemorative programmes being shown across the television networks. Including Sir Winston Churchill’s 1945 speech to the nation at 3pm, and at 9pm HM the Queen delivers a message to the nation at the same time her farther, King George VI, gave his radio address in 1945.
For more information about revised events, or to get some handy lock down party ideas please visit https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/veday/
“The 75th anniversary of VE Day marks a historic moment for our communities, country, and continent to again pause together and reflect. To reflect on the monumental sacrifices made for our benefit by those who went before.
“We celebrate their lives and allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing to celebrate the hard fought peace. But we must never forget those that made the supreme sacrifice in defending our freedom and securing that peace.
“By commemorating this moment in our shared history, we also remember and remind ourselves of the fragility of that peace, the price of freedom, and the need for us all to uphold them both in memory to those that worked to attain them. ”