VE Day 2020
Friday 8 May 2020 – CANCELLED BY COVID 19 – BUT REMAINS HERE AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE USE OF “SPECIAL EVENTS” PAGES
This year’s early May bank holiday (usually a Monday) will be moved to Friday 8 May 2020 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The date has been moved only once before, to mark the 50th anniversary in 1995.
VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. The holiday will be a three-day weekend of commemorative events, with more than 20,000 pubs encouraging people to toast the heroes of the war, while churches will take part in a Ringing Out For Peace.
Business Secretary Greg Clark said: “It will ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to remember and honour our heroes of the Second World War and reflect on the sacrifices of a generation.” Sir Andrew Gregory, chief executive of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, said “It is our hope that the nation takes a moment to reflect on the significance of this date, as a milestone that changed the course of history for the whole world”.
CELEBRATION AT THE DRIVE METHODIST CHURCH
Everyone is invited to join in. We want to hear your stories of WW2. Were you evacuated – and what was it like? Bring along your memorabilia and memories. There will be entertainment, there will be laughter and fellowship as we remember VE Day. There will be a list for everyone to sign if you are interested in attending.
Speak to Minister’s wife Charlene with any offers or suggestions.
CANCELLED BY COVID 19 – BUT REMAINS HERE AS AN EXAMPLE OF THE USE OF “SPECIAL EVENTS” PAGES