WE’LL MEET AGAIN…VE DAY CELEBRATIONS
Posted by Kat Heath on 06 May 2020
This Friday marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day (victory in Europe day). On May 8th 1945 Prime Minister, Winston Churchill famously addressed the nation declaring that Germany had surrendered.
Although it was a day for celebration, which saw street parties across the nation, it was also a time of reflection and gratitude for the people who had never returned from world war 2, some as young as 17.
This Friday to mark the anniversary of this historic moment there are a number of ways that we can celebrate and commemorate VE Day whilst adhering to Social distancing rules.
PREP: ADORN YOUR HOME WITH BUNTING
Throughout the week create some bunting perhaps as a craft project with the children.
Cut out triangular shapes of fabric or coloured paper and attach some ribbon or string to the back.
Local TV crafter @editbyemily has an easy to follow guide on how to create bunting.
11.00: SILENCE ON DOORSTEP
A two minute silence will mark the remembrance of those who have lost their lives through conflict.
12.NOON: LUNCH ALFRESCO
Enjoy an alfresco lunch outside on your balcony or front garden alongside your neighbours whilst adhering to social distancing rules.
Enjoy a BBQ or a traditional picnic, whatever takes your fancy!
The main thing is about enjoying each other’s company and having fun!
3PM: CHURCHILL’S SPEECH
The BBC are transmitting the iconic and historic speech delivered by Winston Churchill announcing that Germany had surrendered.
3.30PM: TEA & CAKE ALFRESCO
Head to your balcony, front garden or doorstep for some of your favourite cake accompanied by a beautiful pot of tea.
A great excuse to make some of your favourite bakes such as Lemon Drizzle, Victoria Sponge oozing with cream and jam or a traditional scone ladled with clotted cream.
6PM: RAISE A GLASS!
Raise a glass over the garden fence to your neighbour.
Light the BBQ and crack open the Pinot!
9PM: SING A LONG & QUEENS SPEECH
The Queen will be giving an address to the nation followed by a rendition of Vera Lynns ‘We’ll Meet Again’ by the Royal British Legion. Raise another glass and enjoy a singalong with your nearest and dearest.
This is a great chance to enjoy and remember one of the most important days in recent history which has shaped the world we live in today.
Remember to follow current social distancing rules at all times And that we will all meet again.
Stay home and stay safe,