VE Day 75: A national moment of remembrance will take place with a two minute silence on Friday 8th May at 11am
As part of special BBC programming, extracts from Sir Winston Churchill’s victory speech will recreate the moment peace in Europe was announced 75 years ago at 3pm and the Prime Minister will speak about the importance of VE Day.
Her Majesty The Queen’s 9pm address to the nation will be followed by a national singalong of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’. Residents of Fairfield, Wildmoor & Stoneybridge are encouraged to open their doors and join in with this national moment of celebration.
Residents are also encouraged to participate in a Stay at Home street party, decorating their houses red, white and blue, and having tea & cake in their front gardens. To aide coordination across our community it has been suggested that our Stay at Home Street Party will take place following Sir Winston Churchill’s 3pm victory speech. Of course residents can hold their party at any other time.
NOTE: Change of suggested Stay at Home Street Party now from 3pm and not 1pm – 3pm as previously promoted.