Victory in Europe Day
A day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies during World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on the 8th May 1945.
The term 'VE Day' existed as early as September 1944, in anticipation of victory.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the very day where Winston Churchill addressed the crowds that had massed in celebration.
What Is The Spirit Of VE Day?
Be With Loved Ones:
To be with them physically, online and in our hearts.
To Remember The Fallen:
To remember those who thought and gave their lives to serve and protect our country and it's Allies against the known threat.
To Enjoy Freedom:
To enjoy the freedom of choosing what you do today.
To be with who you want to be with
To appreciate what you once have and have now.
A Very Different Day in Europe
Let's address the elephant in the room and it's implications on this important day.
Covid - 19 A.K.A Coronavirus
The current rules we all must stick to is clear and obvious... SO PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS AS AN EXCUSE TO ABUSE IT
Why do we need to celebrate this?
Arguably the most important day across Europe in the last 100 years.
Positive Energy for the current times.
A reminder of community spirit.
How to celebrate it?
8 May 2020
11.00 - 2 Minute Silence remembering the fallen.
15:00 - At this time, 75 years ago, Sir Winston Churchill broadcasted to the nation the announcement that the war in Europe was over.
21.00 - Also later on this day 75 yrs ago. King George VI addressed the nation via the radio. His daughter Queen Elizabeth II will also address the nation from Windsor Castle, at this time.
Now our favourite… Park yourself and your household on your porch. Hopefully your neighbours will join you and together you'll fulfil the spirit of VE-Day without the need for close contact.
We can draw the many comparisons to the situation 75 years ago to the same as today. We are currently fighting our own World War but our fight has not yet finished. When this is over and it will be, we're sure that it will be a greater celebration as the end of a war because for the first time in human history, the fight has not been between humans but has instead united them.
Continue to do your bit, respect this day of celebration and take pride in what humanity can and will achieve.
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